Tuesday, October 1, 2013

[SDCPJ] Support needed Tuesday 10/2 at Encinitas City Council; Overturn Citizens United decision

The Women Occupy San Diego and Money Out of Politics/committee will be presenting to the Encinitas City Council on Wed., Oct. 2nd at 6 pm.  And local Encinitas support is needed!!


The topic is encouraging the Encinitas City Council to endorse a resolution to Overturn the Supreme Ct 2010 decision Citizens United v. the FEC which opened the floodgates of election spending.  The resolution asks for a constitutional amendment in order to overturn this decision.  


A link to the CC agenda is below, which has our action, a copy of the SD City endorsed resolution, and a background letter written by a MOP and Common Cause member, Ric Bainter. 


http://webcasts.encinitasca.gov/   click on agenda for Oct. 2 AND THEN Click on Item #02 link.


We really need the support!  If anyone wants to say anything that would be wonderful...Ric's letter has lots of good info.  And a big deal is how the Super Pacs (Independent Expenditures, unnamed, non-disclosed) go around local campaign laws, as they do not directly donate to a political candidate.  They are often used in smear campaigns.  We really need to get this decision overturned if we want our individual votes to count and take back our democracy.  If you are hesitant to speak, that is OK, Pam Page will ask if anyone in the audience is in support and then you can stand up.

 

Best Outcome of the 10/2 meeting...We hope that Mayor Barth will ask for time to study the issue and possibly wordsmith a resolution to suit the philosophy to Encinitas. This would mean another CC meeting and give us time to lobby the councilmembers.

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