Thursday, January 28, 2010
Initiative campaign for majority rule in California
Join the campaign
The California Majority Rule campaign and the Progressive Alliance is presently circulating petitions to place an initiative on the California ballot for majority rule- that is for democracy. And, we invite you to join us. The Sacramento Progressive Alliance has decided upon this campaign as a priority.
California is in deep trouble because it has a anti democratic limits on the legislature. George Lakoff sent to the Attorney General a ballot proposition for the 2010 ballot called The California Democracy Act, which simply says,
All legislative action on revenue and budget must be determined by a majority vote.
It’s just this one sentence. It would change two words in the Constitution, turning "two-thirds" to "majority" in two places.
Democracy is the main issue in here. More democracy is required for progress on the budget. The two-thirds rules have an anti-democratic effect. Our legislature is currently under minority rule. One-third plus one -- only 34% -- of either the Assembly or Senate can and do block the will of the majority.
Readers know well that minority rule has produced a stalemate in the legislature and regressive budgets. Changing the vote requirement to a majority for budget and revenue will allow the budget to meet the state's needs and be passed on time.
Can this work? It can, with your support. Qualifying this initiative requires a serious campaign making the case for democracy and allowing the voters to see that minority rule is the root of the problem.
The campaign needs county and precinct workers, fund raisers, and media workers. All work is volunteer.
If your are willing to help, if you want to bring more democracy to California, go to www.trivalleydems.com/CA4D.htm.
Sacramento County. Progressive Alliance Electoral Chair