This is a grassroots referendum that would do two things:
(1) immediately restore the ability of California regulators to limit greenhouse gas emissions from the oil & gas industry, and;
(2) require our state to pursue real emissions reductions to achieve our “net zero” target by 2045.
The entire language of the referendum is on the website. The idea is to request a signature page with 5 slots and have your friends, neighbors, and family sign (no abbreviations allowed), you fill out the bottom of the page and send it back in the envelope provided. Hopefully, others will be inspired to do the same as you and if you feel you can get more signatures, you can request more signature pages.
The legislature and Governor are moving too slowly and have not met our Carbon reduction goals. This is a way to get faster Climate Action!
A letter to the Editor of the San Jose Mercury-News by Brian Carr, member of the Santa Clara County affiliate of MTA, was published on December 18, 2020. Here it is:
Michael Sozan's opinion piece ("End campaign spending by foreign-influenced U.S. firms," Dec. 15) calling for an end to spending in American elections by foreign-influenced corporations is probably supported by most people. Unfortunately, his solutions are unlikely to pass constitutional muster by the Supreme Court, particularly with the new 6-3 conservative majority. The doctrine of Citizens United needs to be repealed, and the best and probably only way to accomplish this now is by amending the Constitution.
The national organization Move to Amend has sponsored HJR 48, calling for a constitutional amendment overturning the Citizens United decision and confirming that constitutional rights belong to people and not corporations. It already has 75 congressional sponsors. If you reject foreign influence in our elections, not to mention the flood of corporate money in our politics, lend your support to organizations like Move to Amend.
— Brian Carr, San Jose
In the 115th Congress, Representative Bass co-sponsored HJR48, our We the People Amendment. When she cosponsored this bill she committed her support to the passage of a 28th amendment that would end corporate rule and get big money out of politics… but she has not supported HJR48 in this Congress.
Will you help pressure Representative Karen Bass to support We the People Amendment by calling her today?
Now more than ever we must hold our elected officials accountable to the people that they represent. For too long has the corrupting influence of corporate personhood and money defined as free speech, outweighed the voice and demands of the people.
Check out the recording of our recent event by clicking on the graphic below.