Ballot Access News: Anti-Proposition 14 Protest at Schwarzenegger Fund-Raiser is Small But Effective

Ballot Access News reports:

On the evening of May 18, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger held a fundraiser for Proposition 14, the top-two ballot measure, at his home in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles. Ten minor party activists demonstrated outside, with large signs and leaflets. Passersby were friendly, including some of the incoming guests. Relations with the police were friendly and relaxed. It is to be hoped that some of the guests (each of whom paid $50,000 to have dinner with the Governor and his wife) asked the Governor about how Proposition 14 affects minor party members and candidates.

Reporters from Fox and AP interviewed some of the protesters.

Another protest is planned for Monday, May 24 in Sacramento:

When: 4:30PM (one hour before fundraiser starts)

Where: MIX Downtown, 1525 L Street, Sacramento
What: fund raising event
organized by Gov. Schwarzenegger to support Prop 14 (minimum contribution
$5,000)

6 thoughts on “Ballot Access News: Anti-Proposition 14 Protest at Schwarzenegger Fund-Raiser is Small But Effective

  1. paulie Post author

    More email from Deb T.

    yeah, it’s liberty manager. i did the training and it is a great system. the calling is over tonight, but they are going to keep doing training sessions every other night or so. I sent this email to George Phillies, maybe this will help:

    Prop 14 in California in incumbent protection and access prevention. Loss of ballot access in California is a loss for the nation as a whole. Prop 14 (the top two initiative) allows voters to vote for any party they want in the primary elections, and it is being sold as a way to open up the primaries, but any time a similar bill has been passed in any other state, it has resulted in incumbents being re elected 95% of the time. Voters can come out in droves during the primary to bring an incumbent’s weakest opponent to the finals and drive out the viable third party alternative altogether. Please help us defeat this un-democratic initiative and retain our right to a real choice in the fall elections. We only have until June 8th to stop this nightmare!

    You can help by contacting Beau Cain at office@ca.lp.org . This is a very organized effort. We have a call center and professional scripts. We have to call 60,000 voters by June 8th so every phone call helps!

    Thank you so much!

  2. Trent Hill

    Paulie,

    I’d love to do an in-depth profile of the anti-Prop 14 forces (especially the third party group). Could you find out more about what the LP is going to contact those 60,000 voters? How many they’ve contacted thus far, whether they’re using a phonebank or a robocaller, etc.

  3. Jill Pyeatt

    Trent, if you contact me via the Ca LP’s website, I can give you some info of what we’re doing.

  4. Jill Pyeatt

    Actually, Trent, turns out the thread re: Jim Lark and Mark Hinkle has a discussion of the phone program we’re using. Someone posted an email address for Beau at the CA LP office, but I can help you, too. The program is very cool.

  5. paulie Post author

    Jill, I’m working on an article on this, if you have info on how many people are working on it so far, how many calls they are making, etc, that would be helpful information.

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