Former President Bill Clinton urged voters to vote “No” on Proposition 32, the anti-union measure on the November 6 ballot in California.
His remarks came at a rally on the campus of UC Davis.
Clinton joins California’s leading government reform groups, including the League of Women Voters, California Common Cause, Public Citizen and the California Clean Money Campaign, along with hundreds of public safety, labor, education, health care, consumer, environmental, religious, and senior organizations, as well the state’s leading newspaper editorial boards in opposing Prop 32.
Prop 32 claims to be “political reform,” but was intentionally written to create special exemptions for billionaire businessmen and corporate special interests, giving them even more political power.
Prop 32 was written to exempt Super PACs, which can raise unlimited amounts of money from business special interests and billionaires to influence elections. Prop 32 also exempts thousands of big businesses that aren’t technically “corporations” but rather are “LLCs” or “real estate trusts” or any other form of business structure, thereby intentionally exempting Wall Street investment firms, hedge funds, developers, and insurance companies.
While Prop 32 claims to be “balanced,” the news media have widely described the measure as a “phony veneer of fairness,” “dripping with cynicism,” and “deceptive,” and a “fraud to end all frauds.”