California's Leading Reform Organizations to Chair California Fair Elections Campaign
SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Fair Elections campaign
today announced that the League of Women Voters of
California, the California Clean Money Action Fund,
California Common Cause, and the California Nurses
Association will co-chair the campaign to pass the
California Fair Elections Act on the June 8, 2010 ballot.
Authored by Loni Hancock and signed by Governor Arnold
Schwarzenegger, the ballot measure would establish a
voluntary pilot public financing program for the 2014 and
2018 Secretary of State races.
"We've known for a while that voters are mad as hell about big money in political campaigns," said Derek Cressman, spokesman for Common Cause. "Now Californians can do something about it by creating a system to allow candidates to run for office without begging for huge contributions, while having strict enforcement of campaign spending limits."
"From schools, to job growth, to health care, California has many serious problems to fix," said Janis R. Hirohama, President of the League of Women Voters of California. "We strongly support the California Fair Elections Act to get politicians out of the fundraising game so that they will focus on our state's priorities."
For more information please visit http://www.yesfairelections.org/.
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