Reform: Majority Rule for California

In today's mail:
Get a Backbone on the Budget Crisis!

Just getting a majority on the budget alone won't make the pie any bigger, we need to solve the revenue problem.

Join teachers, firefighters, nurses and students who support majority rule for budget and revenue.

Majority rule for both budget and revenue has been endorsed by the California Democratic Party, the California Young Democrats and California College Democrats.

Sign, download and print the petition at
Democracy Goes Viral by George Lakoff & Californians For Democracy Team

Dear Friends,

The California budget crisis is a democracy crisis.

The 2/3 vote rules have destroyed democracy. A small minority of extreme conservatives - 37 percent - has been controlling the state legislature by saying no to all proposals until it gets what it wants. They want to destroy the ability of the state to serve public needs. They like the budget cuts. They don't care about the pain they have caused.

We - the majority of voters - can change all that. We can pass the California Democracy Act, an initiative on the November 2010 ballot. It is one sentence long - only 14 words. It is simple democracy.

All legislative actions on revenue and budget must be determined by a majority vote.

It would make two minor changes in the Constitution: In two places, "two-thirds" becomes "a majority." That's all. And it can be passed with only a majority vote!

To get this initiative on the ballot and to pass it, we will need your help. Go to
- now. Download a petition, sign it, and send it in. Then donate.

We need donations, large and small. $5000, $1000, $500 if you have it. $100, $50, $20, even $10.

Ask yourself, what are these worth to you? Excellent public education from K thru college, parks and beaches, our environment, roads, public health, child care, care for the elderly and disabled, fire departments, housing for the homeless, shelters for battered women, food safety. That's what's at stake.

This is the only initiative that can end the crisis by permitting sufficient revenue to be raised - without hurting lower and middle income Californians.

It is the only one that can return democracy and give you, the voters, a voice. You, the majority, will finally have the power to tell your legislators what you need and how to get it.

Go to, click on Sign the Petition, and click on Donate. Do it now. Our state can't wait.

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