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.  

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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.

 

Authors:

Melissa Michelson, AD49

Kevin McKeown, AD 50

Todd Jones, AD 41

Sponsors:

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

Pacific Palisades

Iyad

Democratic Club

Democratic Club

Afalqa, E-Board

 

 

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Norma Alcala 7
Roberto Alvarez 57
Gina Barkalow Kay 9
Linda Bassett 64
Benjamin Becker 17
Karen Bernal 7
Ron Birnbaum 51
Ken “Kacey” Carpenter 24
Marggie Castellano 76
Sal Cazarez 26
Bobbi Jo Chavarria 47
Spencer Dayton 9
Enrique T. Diaz 71
Mishna Erana Hernandez 51
Gilbert Feliciano 46
Erika Feresten 50
Tina Fredericks 41
Amy Glass 12
Larry Gross 46
Lori Gunnell 51
Alan Haffa 29
Mishna Erana Hernandez, E-Board 51
Leah Herzberg 45
Sue Himmelrich 50
Brian Hitchcock 66
Michael Hsu 55
Deana Igelsrud 50
Jon Katz 50
Chet Lexvold 22
Kevin Lourens 78
David Mandel 7
Karen McNair 4
Kevin Mcnamara 11
Elizabeth Michelena 3
Anne Mohr 74
Micah Perlin 78
Joseph Piñon 64
Kelsey Pressnall 20
Amarnath Ravva 51
Denis Recendez 48
Jeanine Rohn 51
Genise Schnitman, 50
Jonathan Schnitzer 46
Carrie Scoville 70
John Shaban 6
Jeromey Shafer 18
Susie Shannon 50
Amar Shergill 9
Jason Spitzer 29
Stephanie Terrazas 57
Michael Thaller 79
Travis Traber 67
Noemi Tungui 44
Carey Caccavo Wheaton 10
James Wheaton 10
Marcy Winograd 50

 

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