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  •  The upcoming vote on the DISCLOSE Act, SB 52 (4+ / 0-)
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    ​I'm president of one of the largest Democratic Clubs in Santa Clara County, and an elected delegate to the County Democratic Central Committee, and an activist for the last decade, and all I have to say is that it will be unqualified outrage if every last Assembly Democrat doesn't vote yes on ​SB 52​. ​ ​And don't think for a second that we won't notice if someone tries to "abstain" or conveniently be absent.

    Support for this kind of legislation is in the Party platform for cryin' out loud. In addition to over 350​ ​organizations and ​leaders and over​ ​7​0,000 California petition signers​ for the California DISCLOSE Act​, we've even got Congressmembers and our own Democratic Party Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi weighing in in favor of it, something federal officials rarely do.

    This kind basic transparency should be a no-brainer. It's the absolute rock-bottom minimum that we have a right to expect from any elected official who has the temerity to call themselves a Democrat.

    So Democratic Party leaders please take note:  ​If we Democratic activists who have busted our hump for both Democrats AND this issue for the last 4 years can't even count on every single Assembly Democrat to step up and do the right thing on a core Democratic issue like the DISCLOSE Act, how can we be expected to step up and fight for Democrats this November?

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