Coalition in Support of Proposition 54 Grows

September 16, 2016 – The Hispanic Chambers of Commerce of San Francisco, Bay Area Council, Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce, North Orange County Chamber of Commerce and the Southwest Legislative Council, which includes Temecula Valley, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore Valley, Menifee and Wildomar Chambers of Commerce, have endorsed Prop. 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.

“Too many costly mandates on small businesses are passed without a fair discussion of their impacts.  Prop. 54 improves transparency by at least offering a window of opportunity to speak on how proposed bills will affect not only businesses but also the employees they are supposed to help,” Peter Tateishi, President and CEO of the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.

Prop. 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.

This latest group of Prop. 54 supporters joins a broad and diverse coalition that 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.

To learn more about Prop. 54 or to join the coalition, visit the website at

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