Sign The Petition for AB 20, The Corporate-Free Elections Act

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When California voters passed Prop 59, The Overturn Citizens United Act, in 2016, we instructed our elected officials to "use all of their Constitutional authority" to get Big Dirty Money out of politics and to re-establish the primacy of the people's rights over corporate rights.

Finally, AB 20, The Corporate-Free Elections Act, will start that process.

You probably can't max out with $4,900 contributions to the members of a Legislative Committee or a City Council that’s about to consider a bill which affects how your business or employer will function.

You probably can't max out to the members of a Legislative Committee or a City Council deciding what sorts of regulations will govern how your business does business.

You probably can't max out to a Legislative Committee or a City Council that's about to consider your business's malfeasance.

You know who can?  Corporate polluters, insurance companies, healthcare behemoths, entertainment companies, tech giants, oil & gas companies, developers, companies whose business model requires exploiting their workforce and many more. 

Why is California not among the 22 states which prohibit corporations from contributing directly to candidates?  The answer is it should be.

Tell our California Legislators that they can do without the corporate cash.

SIGN THE PETITION BELOW:

To My Representatives in the California Legislature,

It is not possible to look at the trajectory of US policy and political discourse since the disastrous SCOTUS decision in Citizens United v. FEC in 2010 without concluding that the avalanche of money unleashed by that ruling threatens to bury US democracy.

When California voters passed Prop 59, The Overturn Citizens United Act, in 2016, we instructed our elected officials to "use all of their Constitutional authority" to get big dirty money out of politics and to re-establish the primacy of people's rights over corporate rights.

Finally, AB 20, The Corporate-Free Elections Act, will start that process here in California.

California’s campaign finance laws allowing corporate donations directly to candidates predates the Citizens United decision, yet the Political Reform Act of 1974 allows that the act may be amended if the amendments further the purposes of the act.  AB 20 will further the purposes of the act.

While its implementation will not be a panacea, the current policy which keeps California out of step with 22 other states which prohibit corporate donations to candidates, is in no small part why our overwhelmingly progressive state cannot enact people and planet centered policies.

You can turn off this one spigot of corporate money in California elections

I urge you to vote “aye” on AB 20, The Corporate-Free Elections Act.   

    

 

 

 

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