Inform, Engage, Participate & Empower
Join Us Wednesday, May 20th 7-9pm
It’s Time to pass:
• The California DISCLOSE Act
It’s Time to Let The People Speak
• Restore Proposition 49
Return The Overturn Citizens United Act back on the ballot in 2016
May Membership Meeting:
The Disclose Act & Restore Proposition 49
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 7:00pm – 9:00pm
• Fight Dark Money by Shining a Spotlight
on Political Ad Funders
• Put Overturn Citizens United Act on 2016 Ballot
California Clean Money Campaign
Southern Regional Coordinator
Californians for Money Out Voters In (MOVI) Chair
A torrent of “ Dark Money” is expected to be unleashed on political campaigns and ads hiding behind anonymous committees and organizations in the 2016 elections. It’s time to stop the “Dark Money” game! It’s time to let voters know who is really paying for political ads on ballot measures and their motivation! It’s time to let Californians speak at the ballot box on Prop 49 and the control big money has in our elections.
Join us and learn about AB 700, The California Disclose Act authored by Assembly members Jimmy Gomez and Marc Levine and how you can take part in the effort for greater transparency in our elections and to inform voters who is paying to influence their votes.
The Supreme Court of California ordered Proposition 49 off the November 2014 ballot. Come hear about MOVI’S campaign and action you can take to help restore Proposition 49 on the 2016 ballot . Proposition 49 would have asked voters whether the United States Congress shall propose, and the California Legislature ratify, an amendment or amendments to the United States Constitution to overturn Citizens United and other related judicial ruling.
About Calvin: Calvin Sloan is the Southern California Regional Coordinator for the CA Clean Money Campaign. Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Calvin worked in the public policy department of the DC-based non-profit People For the American Way, where he lobbied federal officeholders on election reform. His research on the far-right conservative lobby organization, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has been featured in such publications as Mother Jones, Slate, and Democracy Now. Most recently, he authored a report for California Common Cause entitled, "Money Talks: The State of Public Financing in California".
About Michele: Michele Sutter, MOVI (Money Out Voters In) co-founder, is a writer, teacher, producer, and activist. She led the successful push for the MOVI sponsored SB 1272, The Overturn Citizens United Act through the California legislature. The bill became Proposition 49 and Michele was briefly the Chair of the Yes on Proposition 49 Campaign Committee, before Prop 49 was removed from the ballot by order of the Supreme Court of California. She currently chairs Californians for Money Out Voters In and is spearheading the campaign to restore Proposition 49, The Overturn Citizens United Act, to the California ballot.
Michele is a former Story Editor at HBO and a former co-chair of The 29th Street Project, a New York City based theater artists' cooperative. She also produced the 2009 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award winning musical adaptation of Aristophanes' The Wasps. A former ESL teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District, she is a graduate of Princeton University and a recipient of a Nicholl Fellowship in screenwriting from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
May Membership Meeting
AB 700 The Disclose Act & Restore Prop 49
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Credentialing begins at 6:30pm
Light refreshments will be served
Westchester Fire Station #5 Community Room
8900 Emerson Avenue
Westchester, CA 90045 (Map Link >)
Please let us know if you will be attending! To RSVP:
Look forward to seeing you at the meeting and taking action together to help with the passage of AB 700 and putting Proposition 49 on the November 2016 ballot.
See you there!
Westchester-Playa Democratic Club President