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California Special Election Watch: Proposition 77 Endorsed By Common Cause, CALPIRG and The RestofUS.org

Common Cause has State and National Reform Groups Endorse Prop. 77

COMMON CAUSE, CALPIRG, AND THERESTOFUS.ORG JOIN COALITION TO TAKE THE POWER TO DRAW ELECTORAL DISTRICTS OUT OF HANDS OF PARTISAN POLITICIANS

Today, three key reform organizations joined a diverse coalition of organizations in favor of Prop. 77, a measure on the November 8 ballot that would remove the redistricting process from the hands of politicians and give the job to retired judges who would draw fair district lines.

Common Cause, a national organization that called for a nationwide movement to take the redistricting process out of the hands of partisan officials in January, CALPIRG, a state consumer advocacy organization with a long, rich history of working on political reform, and TheRestofUs.org, a non-profit political watchdog that has often critiqued Governor Schwarzenegger’s political fundraising, announced their support of Proposition 77.

“The current system, where self-interested politicians are responsible for drawing political boundaries, is rotten to the core. It’s time to get the fox out of the henhouse and to put an end to California’s rigged system of elections. Prop. 77 takes the power to draw legislative and congressional districts out of the hands of partisan legislators in Sacramento and puts the issue before the voters. This proposal is not perfect, none ever is. But this is an important first step, and I urge the people of California to vote yes on Prop. 77,” said Chellie Pingree, national president of Common Cause.

Very good news for Governor Schwarzenegger and the people of California.

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