Former California Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin Endorses Prop. 54
October 12, 2016 – Former California Superintendent of Public Instruction, Delaine Eastin announced her endorsement of Prop. 54, joining a large bipartisan coalition of organizations and individuals in support of Proposition 54, a statewide initiative on the November 2016 ballot that will rein in the power of special interests and give voters a stronger voice in the State Legislature.
“Ironically, the state Legislature finds the rules they enacted to stop the bad habits of last-minute background deals in city and county government decision-making to be inconvenient when it comes to their own law making practices,” said former California Superintendent of Public Instruction, Delaine Eastin. “Common sense and a broad bipartisan group of rational public policy advocates are arguing for a higher standard for the state legislature. It is time for the people of California to protect the state of California by passing Proposition 54.”
Proposition 54 will require all legislation to be in print and publicly posted online in its final form at least 72 hours before it may pass out of either house of the State Legislature, require all open legislative meetings to be audiovisual recorded and posted online within 24 hours, and grant all individuals the right to record and share videos of public legislative proceedings.
The broad and diverse coalition supporting Prop 54 also includes the League of Women Voters of California, the California State Conference of the NAACP, League of California Cities, California Common Cause, California Forward, the California Chamber of Commerce, the National Federation of Independent Business/CA, the Small Business Action Committee, the Latin Business Association, the California Business Roundtable, California Planning and Conservation League, Californians Aware, the First Amendment Coalition, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, CalTax, and many others.
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