Please join SB 52 supporters Senator Kevin De Leon, Assemblymembers Steven Bradford and Reggie Jones-Sawyer, and other SB 52 supporters and local activist leaders to kick off the Los Angeles-area legislative campaign for the California DISCLOSE Act!
Money in Politics
Even before the Citizens United Supreme Court decision, the power of money in politics was threatening our republic but the issue reached crisis proportions after the Citizen United decision. The articles in this category discuss this issue.
Lauren Windsor: Join the Money Out/Voters In Coalition and California Common Cause on Wednesday, January 16th at 10:00 am for the City Council meeting to ask the LA City Council to place this on the ballot:
Steve Hochstadt: The problem with treating corporations as people for the purpose of political speech is that it provides another opportunity for rich and powerful corporate executives to magnify their speech with money which belongs to others.
We are sponsoring a Citizens United Teach-In with guest speaker Congresswoman Judy Chu at Villa Gardens in Pasadena.
Michele Sutter, Co-Chair of Move to Amend – LA, and ACLU-SC Foundation President Stephen Rohde, debated the Citizens United case and its affect on American politics.
Brent Budowsky: The armies of the dictatorship of dollars have mobilized for the grand battle of the gathering storm. Kennedy was only elected in 1960 because he ran with Johnson. Democrats have no margin for error in 2012.
Lucia Brawley: We artsy-fartsy, tree-hugging, science-loving, kumbaya lefties and centrist rationalists need to start having a few strategy coordination meetings of our own.
We have about a day and a half to save a groundbreaking bill that will make corporations and big-spending One Percenters who buy political ads, reveal their identities in their commercials so you’ll know who’s trying to manipulate your vote. The California DISCLOSE Act, AB 1148, authored by progressive champion Assemblywoman Julia Brownley (D – […]
Wendy Block: But Stephen, my basic motivation for telling you about DISCLOSE is because when you oppose things, you lavish them with criticism on your show for the benefit of the entire Colbert Nation, which pretty much means the entire universe. I bet your opposition could – no, will — clinch our victory.
Los Angeles Poised to Be the First Major U.S. City to Call for an End to Corporate Personhood. Grassroots Momentum Builds Toward Passage of Vote on December 6th
Anjuli Kronheim: All politics is local and we believe that if, not when, Los Angeles succeeds in passing Measure H, we will send an important message that we are taking back our democracy.
Brad Parker: As President of Valley Democrats United and a board member of the California Clean Money Action Fund, I’m asking you to join our club in considering endorsing an important and exciting campaign finance reform measure on the upcoming March 8th Los Angeles city ballot, Measure H. Measure H is a Fair Elections measure that would rein in pay-to-play politics in Los Angeles. It would prohibit contributions and fundraising by bidders for large city contracts, and punishes violators by banning them from getting city contracts for up to four years.
Wayne Williams: With Voter Owned, Auditable, Transparent and Verifiable Elections, voters will come out in larger numbers as they have more confidence in their government. More viable candidates of all races and genders will run for office, and most likely the cost of elections will go down because the public will be more educated, involved and aware.