Isn't it time to get big money out of politics?
Prop. 89, on California's November ballot, would accomplish just that. It restricts political contributions by corporations, unions, and special interests, and sets up a system of public financing so candidates can give up fundraising altogether.
The campaign got a major boost yesterday when Phil Angelides--the Democratic candidate for Governor--strongly endorsed the initiative, saying,
"I believe it's time to return to true democracy,'' Angelides, the state treasurer, said in Oakland, announcing his support for Proposition 89, dubbed the "clean money" initiative.
Success in politics is "not about how much you can raise, but about the power of your ideals," he said."
This is the issue that Angelides is drawing a sharp distinction with Schwarzenegger on. Arnold, of course, ran for office claiming to be a political reformer, and ended up raising more money from corporate interests than any politician in US history--except for George Bush.
Can you join the fight to stop political corruption in California? Join us at www.Yeson89.org.