This morning the Secretary of State qualified the California Clean Money and Fair Elections Act of 2006 for the November ballot. The initiative is designed to make sure that elected officials are responsive to the needs of their constituents--not just their donors. It also closes current campaign finance loopholes and undercuts the power of lobbyists.
Arizona and Maine have been the laboratories for Clean Money Elections and what have they seen? More voter participation, more minorities/women/working-class people running for office, and less influence by lobbyists.
Of course: we need help. Please join the campaign to bring Clean Elections to California.