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News Story
12/2/2000
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Pasadena Star News A City Council committee is recommending plans be shelved for a March ballot initiative that would set campaign contribution limits for Pasadena officials. The council was considering the initiative as a way to sink the "Taxpayer Protection Amendment of 2000," another campaign finance measure that Pasadena residents will vote...
News Story
11/30/2000
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Pasadena council members oppose Nader-backed campaign finance reform initiativePasadena Weekly Comparing an upcoming Ralph Nader-backed local ballot initiative to a condom, one supporter this week called on Pasadena voters to take safety precautions against political corruption by voting for the measure in the March elections. But city...
News Story
11/29/2000
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San Diego Union Tribune While all Americans focus on the Electoral College and the presidential recount, Vistans should be looking at the troubling disregard of the Vista City Council for the will of the voters in the city election. With 59 percent of the vote, Vistans passed Proposition W, the citizen-backed campaign finance reform measure on...
News Story
11/29/2000
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Inland Valley Times CLAREMONT -- City Council members Tuesday decided to let voters decide on a law that would set several conflict-of-interest standards for Claremont public officials. If legal challenges don't derail it, the Taxpayer Protection Act will appear on the ballot for next spring's city election. The law would define who city...
News Story
11/22/2000
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Pasadena Star News PASADENA -- Ralph Nader may get a taste of his own medicine in the March 6 Pasadena election, if the City Council writes a counter-measure to compete with his initiative on campaign finance reform. Nader's nonpartisan political group, The Oaks Project, is sponsoring the "Taxpayer Protection Amendment of 2000" on the March...
News Story
11/10/2000
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San Diego Union-Tribune VISTA -- Voters here approved two campaign-finance measures, but Proposition V, which was put on the ballot by the City Council, takes precedence because it got the most votes. The vote was 10,356 for Proposition V, with 5,898 opposed. Proposition W garnered 9,599 votes, with 6,605 opposed. The council offered...
News Release
11/8/2000
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All-Volunteer Campaign Potentially Undone by Politician's "Poison Pill" Prop W volunteers celebrated the passage of this much needed reform at the polls Tuesday in a multi-city campaign, the first of its kind in California history. The Oaks Project, sponsors of the initiative, cheered the overwhelming support for this local campaign finance...
News Release
11/8/2000
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Prop LL's All-Volunteer Campaign a Sign of Citizens' Power to Enact Strong Conflict of Interest Protections When Politicians Won't Act Prop LL volunteers celebrated a victory at the polls Tuesday in a multi-city campaign, the first of its kind in California history. The Oaks Project, sponsors of the initiative, cheered the overwhelming passage...
News Release
11/8/2000
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Prop J's All-Volunteer Campaign a Sign of Citizens' Power to Enact Strong Conflict of Interest Protections When Politicians Won't Act Prop J volunteers celebrated a victory at the polls Tuesday in a multi-city campaign, the first of its kind in California history. The Oaks Project, sponsors of the initiatives, cheered the overwhelming passage of...
News Release
11/8/2000
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All-Volunteer Campaigns a Sign of Citizens' Power to Enact Strong Conflict of Interest Protections When Politicians Will Not Act CALIFORNIA - Volunteers with the Oaks Project celebrated a victory at the polls in a multi-city drive for campaign reform, the first of its kind in California. The Oaks Project, sponsors of campaign reform...