prop-32

Public employee unions face a new, and mortal, threat. It's not the unfunded liability of union pension plans or municipal governments' resort to bankruptcy to void union contracts. No, the new existential threat facing government unions comes from... the First Amendment.
The measure became a national flashpoint for the battle over the political influence of unions, drawing a flood of money
While most of the national focus is on the presidential race, the less-profiled California ballot measures provide a disturbing portrait of a clearly broken system.
Propositions 30 and 32 are pivotal for the future of education, public safety and the voice of hard-working families in our state. They both carry major implications for the future of California.
As East Coasters begin the process of recovering from the hurricane's historic destruction, another storm rages on. This storm threatens not our lives or our property, but American democracy itself. It's the storm of corruption, and the flood of unlimited corporate money into our political system.
Want to know how the right-wing astroturf machine works? Want to see how they use power and money to drown out the voice of the people? Want to see the motivations behind the Koch Brothers' hit man in California?
The zombies were out on the Boulevard yesterday, and not just on Santa Monica Blvd., their usual Halloween haunt. These creatures - a group of SAG-AFTRA members, staff and supporters made up to look well past their shelf lives - were out at mid-day on Wilshire Blvd., protesting Prop 32.
Sam Wercinski works with the Phoenix-based Arizona Advocacy Network to, as he puts it, "promote clean elections and accountability
As an openly gay social activist, I recognize that the same individuals and organizations seeking to curtail my rights based on my sexual orientation, are also the ones opposing workers standing in solidarity. The fight for economic and social justice is one fight.
The truth is that the give and take of the legislative process is a much better way to make public policy, especially on complex issues.
Against: California Democratic Party, California Federation of Teachers, Sierra Club California. For: Howard Jarvis Taxpayers
Any lawyer with some experience in Sacramento politics can draft language for a statewide initiative. But crafting deceptive ballot measures that can trick people into voting against their core beliefs is nothing less than an art form.
Folks, this is not an election; it's an auction. And if we let the highest bidders win, Californians -- all of us -- will lose.
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Voter mobilization can create a vital tipping point in this election. It's another step towards our long-term vision -- restoring the California Dream by bringing a greater spectrum of voices into the policy debate. California calls us to do so.
It might seem that the measure doesn’t stand a chance given all the money being funneled against it and given the fact that
It's time for the LGBT communities to line up to oppose Prop. 32. You may have mixed feelings about labor unions, but the evidence is clear: If we lose organized labor as a funded political ally in California,the LGBT movement is in big trouble.
We can say no to the Koch brothers/Karl Rove/RomneyBain and show them that people power can still beat corporate money. We can also tell them that the eighth largest economy in the world is not up to bid to the highest bidder.
In their attempts to silence the political voice of working people, conservative groups and millionaire donors have been disingenuous and anti-democratic. But you can't say they haven't been persistent.