Letters to the Editor: Give voters the advantage

Re “Proposition 54 is a special interest ploy” (Opinion, Another View, Aug. 12): Make no mistake, Proposition 54 in no way empowers special interests. Proposition 54 is on the ballot because it deals with an all-access pass to the Legislature.

Walking into the Capitol with exclusive access to the shady backrooms where deals are made is a luxury currently reserved for political insiders like Steve Maviglio. Proposition 54 gives voters the tools to hold their legislators accountable and ensures we have a voice in policy discussions that would otherwise happen in the dead of night behind closed doors.

Voters will no longer have to scramble to keep track of bills that have been gutted and amended beyond recognition, only to be voted on the very same day. With Proposition 54 voters will finally be put first, not special interests.