Derek Cressman: While elites on both sides are preparing this proxy battle of issues for the fall elections at the federal level, the idea of voters directly weighing in about a specific issue is being threatened in California.
About Derek Cressman
Cressman ran for California Secretary of State in the June 2014 primary after spending 19 years working to protect voting rights and get corporate money out of politics. Derek didn’t win his election, but the legislature did refer Prop 49 to the November 2014 ballot calling upon Congress to overturn the Citizens United ruling – the central plank of Derek’s campaign platform. Both during and after his campaign, Derek joined the March for Democracy where activists walked from Los Angeles to Sacramento, culminating in a non-violent direct action were many were arrested for holding the US flag during a sit in at the state Capitol.