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Prop 33 Goes Down To Defeat; Once Again Mercury Insurance Company and Its Billionaire Chairman Crushed By Voters
Santa Monica, CA – Voters issued the final verdict on the deceptive campaign for Prop 33, financed by Mercury Insurance Chairman George Joseph, that would have given insurance companies the power to charge good drivers more for lapses in coverage. Prop 33 was...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: Insurance Billionaire Backing Prop 33 Adds $500K As Measure Drops In Polls
Santa Monica, CA -- The insurance billionaire backing Proposition 33 dropped another $500,000 into the campaign on Wednesday as Prop 33 slips in the polls. Mercury Insurance chairman George Joseph redoubled his campaign’s deceptive tactics with new advertisements...
SANTA MONICA, CA -- Proposition 33 would legalize a discriminatory auto insurance pricing scheme and allow insurance companies to raise rates on drivers solely because they had a break in auto insurance coverage. Drivers having financial difficulties in this recession...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: Consumers and Nurses Challenge The Billionaires Behind Props 32 and 33 To A Public Debate On Ballot Initiatives That Would Give Them Power and Profit
Santa Monica & Oakland, CA – Nurses and consumer advocates challenged Charles Munger Jr. and George Joseph, the two billionaires behind Props 32 and 33, to a public debate on the merits of the ballot measures they have together spent $39 million to promote....
Santa Monica, CA – Consumer Watchdog Campaign today compiled ten of the most compelling reasons Californians should vote NO on Proposition 33, as reported by newspapers and editorial boards across the state. "Consumer and public interest groups are being...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: Three New Editorial Boards Announce “NO on Proposition 33” Recommendations
Santa Monica, CA – Three more California newspapers, the Stockton Record, La Opinion, and the Chico News & Review, have joined the flood of papers urging voters to reject Proposition 33, the ballot measure sponsored by one insurance billionaire to raise car...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign Releases Top Five Reasons the Insurance Company Behind Prop 33 Can’t Be Trusted
Santa Monica, CA -- The insurance billionaire behind Prop 33 is asking California voters to believe that he wants to overturn laws that have protected consumers for 24 years to save consumers money. Consumer Watchdog Campaign today released the “Top Five Reasons...
Santa Monica, CA – Nearly every newspaper editorial board in California has rejected Prop 33 as an unfair measure that will penalize good drivers, including liberal, middle-of-the-road and conservative papers across the state ranging from the San Diego Union-...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: Mercury Insurance Billionaire Adds $8M to Fund Prop 33’s Deceptive TV Ads That Lie to Voters and Don’t Disclose Paid Spokespeople Posing as “Real Drivers”
Santa Monica, CA – George Joseph, the billionaire chairman of Mercury Insurance Co. and backer of the Prop 33 campaign gave another $8 million to the initiative this weekend, bringing his total spending on the measure to $16,422,126. Prop 33 will allow insurance...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: Will Insurance Exec Backing Prop 33 Show His Face At Legislative Hearing Next Week?
Santa Monica, CA – Consumer advocates demanded in a letter sent today that Mercury Insurance chairman George Joseph, who has contributed 99% of the funds backing Proposition 33, testify at a legislative hearing scheduled in Sacramento next Tuesday to publicly...