$24.00 donated in past month
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Mon May 29 2006 (Updated 06/11/06)Ballot Initiative Challenges Corporate Money in Local Elections
Mon May 29 2006 (Updated 06/11/06)June 6 Election for Popular "Measure T"
Eureka, CA - Local citizens have launched a ballot initiative that will prohibit large out-of-county corporations from making political contributions in Humboldt County elections. The initiative for Fair Elections and Local Democracy - or “Measure T” as it’s known locally - received a record number of signatures to qualify for the June 6, ballot through grassroots campaign organized by the Humboldt Coalition for Community Rights. Proponents of the measure call it a "direct challenge to the legal doctrine that a corporation must be treated as a 'person' with vested constitutional rights."
The initiative was inspired by two separate corporate-funded campaigns in Humboldt County where hundreds of thousands of dollars were spent to push corporate interests. In 1999, Wal-mart sought to change zoning laws in order to build on the Eureka waterfront. In 2003, Maxxam/Pacific Lumber launched a recall attempt against Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos who had filed a lawsuit against them. The corporations failed on both counts
UPDATE 6/7/06: Measure T passes with 54.60% voter approval.
Court Overturns Government Refusal to Protect Rare Coastal Marten Tuesday Mar 28th 1:07 PM
Cesar Chavez March - Santa Rosa Sunday Mar 26th 9:06 AM
Karuk Tribe, Forest Service and EcoAdapt Meet to Explore Climate Change Adaptation Tuesday Feb 7th 8:40 PM
Public Higher Education: Free Tuition for California Students to the UC, CSU and Community College Systems Is Possible Today Tuesday Jan 31st 5:18 PM
As Commercial Crab Season Opens, Fishermen Urged to Implement Gear Modifications to Prevent Whale Entanglements Monday Nov 14th 3:23 PM
Removal of Klamath Dams Would Be Largest River Restoration in U.S. History Wednesday Oct 26th 11:55 AM
Inspector General says Reclamation wasted $32.2 million on Klamath irrigators Thursday Oct 20th 3:50 PMMore Local News...
[ × close ]
Lawsuit Launched to Protect Birds, Other Wildlife From Harmful Agricultural Pesticides Used on National Wildlife Refuges Thursday Mar 23rd 4:51 PM
It's another court victory for Klamath Salmon but court-ordered flows are not assured Sunday Feb 26th 6:33 PM
Honoring The Legacy Of Karen Gay Silkwood Saturday Nov 12th 9:25 AM
Flower Pot Candle Heaters And Your Health Wednesday Nov 2nd 10:57 AM
Honduras - 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections May Pivot On Substance Monday Sep 19th 2:30 PM
Senator Ben Allen Nominated for Presidential Champions of Change Award Thursday Sep 1st 8:33 AM
Killer whales remain protected in Washington Wednesday Jun 15th 5:03 PMMore Global News...
[ × close ]
Prop 64 Has Passed: Now What? "Track and Trace" May Become Widespread Wednesday Nov 9th 3:29 PM
2016 Presidential Party Debates Halloween Costumes Wednesday Oct 5th 8:42 AM
Open Up The Debates - Petition The Commission: Deadline 09262016 Saturday Sep 24th 10:33 AM
Blue Whale Strike of 2009 Saturday Aug 27th 7:23 AM
Hold On To Your Vote - Decertification of the 2016 Democratic Primary Results (2 comments) Monday Aug 1st 4:55 PM
Orangutans Fleeing Palm Oil Deforestation Saturday Apr 9th 12:28 PM
CBS News: Investigators Say Umpqua Gunman Had White Supremacist Literature Thursday Oct 8th 12:02 AMOpen Newswire...
[ × close ]