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News Release
6/1/2000
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Unprecedented All-Volunteer Drive Simultaneously Completes Signature Drives in Five Other California Cities to Clean-Up Politics Demonstrating the power of a new citizen force in California to protect democracy, volunteer members of the Oaks Project today delivered petitions with over 15,000 signatures to the San Francisco Elections Director to...
News Story
6/1/2000
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
San Diego Union Tribune VISTA -- Voters may decide whether to restrict campaign contributions and other financial benefits to government officials here if an initiative qualifies for the ballot. Activists affiliated with the Oaks Project have submitted petitions with about 5,400 signatures to the Vista city clerk in an attempt to qualify the...
News Story
3/3/2000
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Oaks Project Opinion Editorial By Jeff ChristophersonVentura County Star They are pulling our strings again and most of us haven't a clue, but we could find one if we look back at the last election. This time, big insurance interests have spent millions of dollars to get an initiative on the ballot, and are spending millions more to convince...
News Story
2/24/2000
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
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News Release
2/14/2000
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Local Campaign Finance Reformers Join Arianna Huffington In Protest of Failed Political Syste Campaign Finance Reform Campaign On-Going In 6 California Cities Santa Monica, CA. -- Angelenos working on campaign finance reform measures in Santa Monica and Pasadena joined columnist and author Arianna Huffington to throw ballot boxes full of "dirty...
Feature
2/8/2000
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Initiative Reform The initiative process is used more often in the service of Big Money than as a tool for citizens left underrepresented or sold down the river by politicians indebted, themselves, to Big Money. The initiative process, a tool of democracy, must be updated to make it, once again, a mechanism to promote citizen power rather than...
Feature
2/8/2000
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Oaks organizers enjoy rare access to some of the most experienced professional public interest organizers and advocates in the country. Leaders -- like Ralph Nader and Harvey Rosenfield -- with decades of experience share their knowledge and skills while working side by side with Oaks from all walks of life and levels of experience. While...
News Story
12/22/1999
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
San Diego Union Tribune VISTA -- Activists associated with Ralph Nader and Harvey Rosenfield would like voters to impose new restrictions on campaign contributions and other financial benefits to government officials. They plan to begin collecting signatures soon to put "the city of Vista Taxpayer Protection Amendment of 2000" on the November...
News Story
12/17/1999
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Los Angeles Times Led by consumer advocate Ralph Nader, a new organization is launching a campaign in Santa Monica, Pasadena, Claremont and three other California cities to change the way races for public offices are financed. Under the terms of initiatives that the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights hopes to place on next year's...
News Release
12/17/1999
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
All-volunteer signature drive to stop conflicts of interest that gouge taxpayers The Oaks Project, the organizing arm of the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights, will begin collecting signatures this week to simultaneously qualify ballot initiatives in San Francisco, Santa Monica, Pasadena, Irvine, Vista and Claremont (click here for...