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Hey there Tumblr! We have a quick message for California voters,...

Hey there Tumblr! We have a quick message for California voters, from us at the Aquarium and Makana, the Laysan albatross: Please vote Yes on Prop 67—and No on Prop 65—for a plastic-free ocean! That’s pretty much it, thanks for your time! Oh hey! You wanna read more? OK then! You’re probably wondering: why are there two props about plastic bags on the ballot this November? Well, Prop 67 is a referendum on the bag ban we already have signed into law—a “Yes” vote means we get to keep it.
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