Why do we go to the polls to vote? We vote to elect people to office who will implement policy that we support. As we all know, the amount of money that anyone running for office has to raise has become a barrier to implementing policy, no matter which policy you support. Elected officials have to raise money so often that it leaves them with little time to run the government.
Would you like to see a reasonable effort from all sides to make elections more about ideas and solutions rather than about raising money?
Proposition 15, the California Fair Elections Act, on this upcoming June 2010 Ballot is a positive step forward that will enable the politicians to get back to governing and will allow citizens to have confidence that elections still do matter.
Proposition 15 changes the way we finance election campaigns so that politicians will focus on California’s serious problems rather than fundraising. It imposes strict reporting requirements, penalties for violators and bans the raising of money from lobbyists, their clients and anyone else for participating candidates.
Voters want change, and Fair Elections has a proven track record that works! Since enacted in both Arizona and Maine, elected officials have passed bi-partisan, ground breaking legislation that would not have been possible if they had to fear retribution from powerful special interests. The public likes it so much that voter turnout has actually increased in those states.
To learn more about the California Fair Elections Act, go here.
We would like you to be a part of the Yes On Prop 15 Campaign.
Please come to our Los Angeles Campaign Kick-Off:
- Thursday, March 11th 2010, 7:30 pm – 9 pm
- Doors open at 7:00pm for socializing
- Leo Baeck Temple, 1300 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles
The location is in the Sepulveda Pass across from the Getty Museum
Free Parking, Accessible, Green LEED facility
Please RSVP for this event on March 11th here.,
by phone to 310.397.0200, or
by email: [email protected]
Wayne Williams and Brad Parker