Tuesday, September 26, 2006

LA Tomorrow

WHAT: Legislative hearing on Proposition 89, The Clean Money and Fair Elections initiative, to explain how publicly financed elections work from both the national and state perspective. The hearing is being held by the Revenue & Taxation Committees of the California Assembly and Senate.

WHY: This is a great opportunity for reporters to learn from various proponents of Proposition 89, how the Clean Money and Fair Elections Act will help end politics as usual in Sacramento. Proposition 89 will make politicians accountable to voters instead of big money campaign contributors. Proposition 89 will be voted on by Californians during this November’s elections.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE: Junipero Serra State Building, Carmel Room – 320 W. Fourth St. Los Angeles


• Representative David Lujan (D-AZ), Publicly Financed Elected Official
• Assembly Member Loni Hancock, author of Assembly Bill 583, California Clean Money and Fair Elections Act of 2006
• Nick Nyhart, Executive Director, Public Campaign, Washington, DC
• Rick Hasen, Constitutional and Election law professor
• DeAnn McEwan, RN, California Nurses Associations
• Susan Lerner, Executive Director, California Clean Money Campaign
• Xandra Kayden, National Board Member of the League of Women Voters
• Also invited to testify are: members of the National Association of Women Business Owners.

A broad coalition of groups, community leaders, and elected officials have already endorsed Proposition 89, including: the League of Women Voters of California, the California Nurses Association, the California Clean Money Campaign, Public Campaign, Common Cause of California, and the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights Fore more info, go to www.89Now.org