WHO: State Senator Loni Hancock
Trent Lange, Chair of Californians for Fair Elections
Michael Lighty, Director of Public Policy, California Nurses Association
Andrew McGuire, Executive Director, Health Care for All - California
WHEN: Friday, October 2 from 12:30pm-2pm
WHERE: BART Board Room, Kaiser Center 20th Street Mall, 3rd Floor
344–20th Street, Oakland, CA 94612
The national health care conversation has focused critical attention on the need for reforms that will protect our families and enable businesses to remain competitive globally. It has also focused attention on the fact that insurance companies, HMOs, hospitals, and other interests have spent hundreds of millions of dollars lobbying and on campaign contributions influencing the process.
California, with the largest population of uninsured families, has the most to gain from health care reforms and the most to lose if health care is not expanded and insurance costs are not reined in.
Appearing on the June 2010 ballot, the California Fair Elections Act, authored by Loni Hancock and signed by Governor Schwarzenegger, would establish a voluntary pilot public financing program for the 2014 and 2018 Secretary of State races. The initiative aims to mitigate the influence of big donors and special interests in elections and ensure that elections are about ideas, not money.
Please join us to learn more about the California Fair Elections Act and why it is critical to our common goals of improving health care for California’s families. Lunch will be served.
Sponsors: League of Women Voters of Oakland, California Nurses Association, California Common Cause, and California Clean Money Campaign