3rd time’s a charm? Resolution to Denounce Influence of Money in Politics

Check out the other versions of this resolution the Club has endorsed HERE.  

After we passed the resolution, we took this victory photo, along with Cenk Uygar of TYT

Denounce the influence of money in politics, and act in accordance with the California Democratic Party (CDP) platform  —  Nov. E-Board, San Francisco 2017 

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 denounces the culture of corruption and cronyism wherein corporations and corporate lobbyists seek to control the political process through campaign contributions; (added by Resolutions Committee on Nov. 17: “…and has launched an effort to address the issue through formation of a high-level Campaign Finance Reform task force,) 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,  (added by Resolutions Committee: State Legislators )and to the Democratic National Committee.



Melissa Michelson, AD49

Kevin McKeown, AD 50

Todd Jones, AD 41


First name Last name AD #
Feel the Bern Democratic Club, LA
Alhambra Democratic Club
Santa Monica

Pacific Palisades


Democratic Club

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