Lawrence Abbott


How I've supported Move to Amend

  • donated via 2024-05-13 10:41:27 -0700

  • signed CA letters to senate candidates 2024 2024-04-11 10:10:24 -0700

    Ask our California Senate Candidates to sponsor Senate Version HJR 54

    To get our We The People amendment passed, we need a Senate Companion Bill to HJR 54.

    Who better to ask than our California Senate Candidates.

     

     

    207 signatures

    Please add your signature below to the letters asking just that! Let’s show our support to keep our democracy intact.

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    Senate Candidate Garvey Letter

    Senate Candidate Schiff Letter

     

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  • The Get Foreign Money Out of California Elections Act - Support AB 83

    Citizens United opened a loophole: Foreign governments, foreign businesses and foreign individuals can invest in U.S. corporations, and those corporations can spend unlimited amounts from their corporate treasuries on U.S. elections. 

    The clock is now ticking with less than a month to pass AB 83, The Get Foreign Money Out of California Elections Act out of the Assembly!

    AB 83, the Get Foreign Money Out of California Elections Act, (add your name below) closes the loophole that allows foreign money to pour into California campaigns, candidates, political parties, PACs, Super-PACS and ballot measures “indirectly", undermining our capacity for self-governance...

    3,218 signatures

    When the U.S. Supreme Court decided that corporations could spend unlimited amounts of money from their corporate treasuries in U.S. elections (Citizens United v FEC, 2010), they justified the decision by saying that U.S. corporations were “associations of citizens.”

    However, over 40% of all the shares held in US corporations are held by foreign investors, not U.S. citizens, living outside of the U.S. These corporations then spend millions in California elections, even though U.S. election law stipulates that no foreign money is allowed in U.S. elections, contributed either “directly or indirectly.”

    Citizens United opened a loophole: Foreign governments, foreign businesses and foreign individuals can invest in U.S. corporations, and those corporations can spend unlimited amounts from their corporate treasuries on U.S. elections.

     AB 83, the Get Foreign Money Out of California Elections Act, closes the loophole that allows foreign money to pour into California campaigns, candidates, political parties, PACs, Super-PACS and ballot measures “indirectly", undermining our capacity for self-governance.

    Earlier this year, Minnesota closed the loophole, prohibiting multinational corporations from spending money on state elections. We can do the same in California. Multinational influence is a threat to U.S. sovereignty and to our national security – international interests can easily, and often do, diverge from U.S. interests. There should not be any foreign money in our elections.

    Join us in support of AB 83 and urge the California Assembly to pass this legislation and close this loophole immediately.

     Sign now in support of AB 83, the Get Foreign Money Out of California Elections Act.

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Lawrence Abbott

Lawrence Abbott

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