Proposition 32, a measure appearing on the November statewide ballot, is not what it seems. While it claims to be about “stopping special interests” themeasure actually gives special exemptions to corporate special interests and Super PACs. It would do nothing to fix what’s broken in Sacramento. Instead, Prop 32 would give even more power to the wealthy and well-connected to influence elections, control government and weaken our state’s middle class.
The millionaire backers misleadingly call it “The Stop Special Interest Money Now Act,” claiming it would rein in campaign contributions by both unions and corporations. In fact, the deceptive wording of the initiative specifically limits the voice of union members like teachers, nurses and firefighters.
This one-sided measure would make our system even more imbalanced and it does nothing to stop the flow of money from the wealthy in politics.
Here’s what newspapers say about the deceptive measure:
“…a fraud to end all frauds” - Michael Hiltzik, LA Times
“…dripping with cynicism” – Dan Morain, Sacramento Bee
“…a sham… wouldn’t even begin to do what its backers promise” - Ventura County Star
“…would magnify the influence of wealthy interests while shutting out many middle-class voters” - San Jose Mercury News
Read more about Prop. 32 on the Cal Labor Fed site.