All posts tagged: john perez

Nov 11 – A Day to Honor Those Who Have Served

Friends, Monday, November 11, is Veterans Day, a time to honor all of those who have worn the uniform of one of the armed services and dedicated themselves to defending our nation and our way of life. As part of a family with a long military tradition, I know how much it means to those who have served that we pause in our daily lives to express our respect and gratitude. California has the second largest population of veterans of any state and San Diego has the second largest veteran population of all the cities in the state. That is why it is extremely important to me to advocate legislative policy that makes the transition to civilian life as easy as possible for those leaving the service. I am pleased to report to you that the State Legislature was able to enact the following measures this year: Military Preventing Homelessness Among Veterans: I was proud to be a principal co-author of Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez‘s AB 639, which will ask voters to approve the …

Dark Money Contributors to Prop 32 Held Accountable for Money Laundering

Late in the battle we fought against Proposition 32 last year, $15 million dollars was contributed to the Yes on 32 campaign in the final weeks before the election. The money was contributed by the Center to Protect Patient Rights and Americans for Responsible Leadership, two out-of-state non-profit organizations, neither of which disclosed the true source of any of the funds. Both groups have known ties to the Koch Brothers, multi-billionaires with a network of political organizations that funneled millions of dollars to ultra-conservative causes and candidates in the past. The day before the election, an operative linked to the Koch brothers admitted that he had laundered the money through the Koch network, but refused to disclose who specifically made the contributions. The No on 32 campaign took aggressive action to expose the true source of these unprecedented “dark money” contributions, leading to an investigation by the California’s Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) and the California Attorney General. With your help, they were able to defeat Proposition 32 on Election Day, but they kept the …

CA DISCLOSE Act phone numbers and addresses

Take Action to Pass The CA DISCLOSE Act! Your letters and phone calls have more impact that you might imagine because most of the 99% don’t usually contact their legislators. So when legislators DO hear from enough regular people, they have to pay attention! Since only 1 in 100 people write or call, your letter or call “counts” to them like 100 voters! 1. Call Assembly Speaker John Perez at (916) 319-2046 You can leave a message. It will just take one minute – all you have to say is something like: I’m calling to ask Speaker Perez to do everything he can to help pass AB 1648, the California DISCLOSE Act, because voters need to know who is really paying for political ads!   2. Please write a hand written letter (even a few sentences): Assembly Speaker John Pérez P.O. Box 942849 Sacramento, CA 94249 Your Assembly member P.O. Box 942849 Sacramento, CA 94249 Tell them in your own words: Thank Speaker Pérez for becoming a co-author of AB 1648 It’s time to stop …