Tag Archives: California Prop 14

Lawsuit Filed to Stop Implementation of Prop 14

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SAN FRANCISCO — A lawsuit was filed today seeking an injunction to stop the state of California from implementing Senate Bill 6 (SB 6), the law that carries out Proposition 14 (Top-Two Open Primary Act).

The court documents are available for download at http://businessandelectionlaw.com/sb6

The complaint, filed in San Francisco Superior Court, argues SB 6 is unconstitutional because the law:

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Press release: Washington State’s Third Party Leaders Issue Anti-Proposition 14 Statement

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Leaders from Washington State’s Third Party Coalition released a statement today urging California voters to vote no on Proposition 14. The coalition is comprised of the American Heritage Party, Constitution Party, Green Party, Libertarian Party, and Progressive Party.

Here is the full text of the statement:

The Top Two Primary System in Action — The Experience of Third Parties in Washington State

The original Election System in the state included the classic “blanket” Primary in which voters could select among all candidates at will, with the highest vote recipient in each party moving up to the General Election.… Read more ...

StopTopTwo.Org Announces Two Events for Wednesday: San Francisco Labor Council Press Conference and Marin Libertarian Party’s Pre-Primary Event

Contact:
Christina Tobin
(415) 599-5222
christina@freeandequal.org

Cres Velucci
(916) 996-9170
greenparty-press@comcast.net

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StopTopTwo.Org Announces Two Events for Wednesday: San Francisco Labor Council Press Conference and Marin Libertarian Party’s Pre-Primary Event
WHAT StopTopTwo.Org announces two events for Wednesday:

* The San Francisco Labor Council will hold a press conference at noon.… Read more ...

Smaller Parties Again Demonstrate in Front of Schwarzenegger Fund-Raising Event Concerning Proposition 14

Ballot Access News:

On May 24, twelve minor party and independent activists demonstrated in front a Sacramento restaurant. Inside, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared. Guests paid $5,000 each to be at the event, and the money went toward the campaign for Proposition 14, the top-two measure on the June 8 ballot.

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LNC Chair candidate Mark Hinkle raises funds for No on Prop 14 TV Ad campaign

Email from Mark Hinkle:

Dear Libertarian allies,

My friend June Genis, a long long time Libertarian, is mounting a grassroots effort to buy TV ADS to expose the lies behind Prop 14 on the June 8th primary ballot.

The Libertarian Party of California is a conducting a tele-marketing campaign to reach registered libertarians, but we also need to reach voters and TV is one of the best way to do that on a massive scale.… Read more ...

Idaho Libertarian Times Podcast # 32: George Phillies, Prop 14 in California & the National Convention

Posted at idaholibertariantimes.com, by way of http://newpathforthelp.org/:

Podcast#32 Sat May 22 2010

George Phillies comments on Proposition 14 in California & gives useful website links to help defeat it & talks about this week in his campaign & the upcoming Libertarian Convention in St. Louis.

 
https://www.stoptoptwo.org/donate/  or
http://libertymanager.com
contact: Beau Cain, 1-877 884 1776
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Ballot Access News: Monterey County Herald Makes Gaffe in Editorial on Proposition 14

Ballot Access News:

The Monterey Herald of May 23 has this somewhat ambivalent endorsement of California’s Proposition 14, the top-two ballot measure on the June 8 ballot. The Herald discusses some of the problems with Proposition 14, but ends by saying it still endorsed the measure because the California League of Women Voters supports it.… Read more ...

Firedoglake Blog Posts Extensive Analysis of Proposition 14

Ballot Access News:

Firedoglake has this detailed analysis of California’s Proposition 14, the top-two ballot measure in the June 8, 2010 primary. Firedoglake was founded in 2004 by Jane Hamsher, and has received award for being one of the best political blogs. It now has 20 writers. This particular analysis is by Jon Walker.

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June Genis: Time running out to get Anti-Prop 14 ads on the air

There is still a chance that we may be able to buy some more of the Green/P&F type cable TV ads but time is running out. It will take 2 days to produce an LP version (although at this point I personally don’t care whose names are on them).

If people will pledge money (please indicate if you’re willing to use the Green or P&F versions or require an LP version) please send me you pledges at junegenis@gmail.com.… Read more ...

Ballot Access News: California Libertarian Phone Bank Has Already Telephoned 2,000 Voters on Proposition 14

Ballot Access News:

California Libertarians have set up a phone bank to ask voters to vote “No” on Proposition 14, the top-two ballot measure that is on the June 8 ballot. The volunteers have already made 2,000 phone calls, according to Libertarian office manager Beau Cain. It is not clear if that means 2,000 numbers were dialed, or whether it means 2,000 conversations have actually taken place.

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Libertarian, Peace and Freedom and Green Parties create ads to stop Prop 14

From the Libertarian Party:

H/T Michael Seebeck in comments on a previous post.Produced by Adrian Galysh. As far as we know, it has not been used in broadcast media, at least yet.

Ballot Access News reports that the Green and Peace and Freedom Parties parties put these on cable channels CNN, Headline News, and MSNBC.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of California has phone bank to stop Prop 14

Email from Debbie Tharp:

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.

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