Denounce $ in politics, v. 2

Version 1: May 2017

So the Dem’s didn’t like the first version of the resolution, let’s see what they come up with for the same resolution, but tweaked to address the issues they found fault with back in May (watch the 15 min. Facebook video from May and see if YOU can decipher what that was.)

Version 2: Aug. 2017

Denounce the influence of money in politics, and act in accordance with the California Democratic Party (CDP) platform for August E-Board, 2017 (Anaheim). Watch Facebook Live video

WHEREAS the 2016 CDP platform states “…a healthy democracy is based on public financing of political campaigns at all levels of government, campaign spending limits and full disclosure of political spending… We will fight the culture of corruption [and] cronyism…;” and

WHEREAS money’s influence in politics corrupts a healthy democracy as stated in the Princeton Study (2014) “Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens,” in the 2011 model legislation “American Anti-Corruption Act,” and in the Sunlight Foundation Study (2014) “Fixed Fortunes: Biggest Corporate Political Interests Spend Billions, Get Trillions,” which reports that the 200 most politically active companies in the U.S. spent $5.8 billion on lobbying and campaign contributions from 2007-2012, and those same companies got $4.4 trillion directly back from the government they lobbied; and

WHEREAS so far, voters in over a third of the states in the Union, including California, have voted to overturn Citizens United v. FEC (2010), demonstrating that the voters want to end the funding of political expenditures by corporations;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the CDP will publicly condemn corporations and lobbyists that finance political campaigns, as they perpetuate a culture of corruption and cronyism; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the CDP will send a copy of this resolution to the California Congressional Delegation, including all its elected officials, and to the Democratic National Committee.

Sponsors:  

Ro Khanna AD 25
Feel the Bern Dem. Club, LA
Margarita Lacabe AD 18
Melissa Garcia AD 38
Tina Fredericks AD 41
Erika Feresten AD 50
Roberto Alvarez AD 57
Maria Estrada AD 64
Jeanine Rohn AD 51
Carrie Scoville AD 70
Linda Bassett AD 64
Natalie Higley AD 4
Susan George AD 14
Zachary Denney AD 13
Kari Khoury AD 13
Robert Shearer AD 2
Christopher DeWan AD 41
Gilbert Feliciano AD 46
Ken Kacey Carpenter AD 24
Nicole Lutkemuller AD 1
Ernesto Gomez AD 42
Dr Bill Honigman AD 73
James Albert AD 40
Susie Shannon AD 50
Cullen Tiernan AD 20
Christina Ocampo AD 40
Mishna Erana Hernandez AD 51
Marggie Castellano AD 76
Anne Mohr AD 74
Alexis Edelstein AD 62
Diana Parmeter AD 63
Brian Carolus AD 66
Michael Thaller AD 79
Alan Haffa AD 29
Noemi Tungüi AD 44
Michael Hsu AD 55
Mishna Erana Hernandez AD 51
Lucio Reveles AD 64
Jane Demian AD 51
Marcia Martin AD 63
Kevin McKeown AD 50
Marcia Martin AD 63

 

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