Friday Feedback: A Constitutional Convention for California

istock_000001483014xsmall.jpgMost Fridays the LA Progressive features a comment that was particularly noteworthy. This week we are featuring a comment submitted by Paul Currier from Claremont, commenting on Paul Hogarth’s “Could a Constitutional Convention Break California’s Impasse?

Here’s Paul’s comment:

My detailed response to Mr. Hogarth is posted on my blog Internet Alley. I am the author of the only two Initiatives filed that call for a California Constituional Convention: 09-0018 and 09-0019 filed with the California Attorney General.

We are organizing California now and we call for a Constitutional Convention. Mr. Howarth is not accruate in his report of Senator Hancock’s statement made at the EBoard. I know because I was present. Senator Hancock said that “AS STRUCTURED California is ungovernable” and she voiced her strong support for a Constitutional Convention, as well as her total support of her friend Rick Jacobs – founder of the Courage Campaign.

Mr Hogarth calls for a band-aid approach to the serious cancer in our body politic. He is no progressive when he advocates we not organize and advocate for our ownership rights of our State. For all who want to find our more and join us, we are organizing on Facebook as the “California Constitutional Convention” Group, and as the Registered Campaign Committee: The California Action Network. We need $10,000 to print petitions now, and we are organizing all 80 Assembly Districts in California with leadership teams in place already in most every Assembly District.

Many of you may know me as the Internet Community Organizer who called and put together the Obama Brigade’s National Unity Rally (held in over 350 Cities on April 19th 2008) that delivered 500,000 to 750,000 Grassroots Voter to Voter calls into Pennsylvania and delivered the Delegates that delivered the Convention to President Obama. I also put together the Slate for Change that secured 55% of the Elected Delegates to CADEM for Obama People last January 2009. We have 80 core groups in each Assembly District now and will use new on-line tools (Jelly’s and Tumblr) to organize 15,000 to 20,000 signature gatherers over the next 30 days. We are setting up 3 Garage Offices in every one of all 80 Assembly Districts and we are reaching a harmonic with the Students. Labor is next.

We hope you join us! WE CAN ! ! !

Fire it up!

Let’s GO!

Published by the LA Progressive on August 14, 2009
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