Auros (auros) wrote,

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California Voters: Please help end minority rule in our legislature!

For those of you who are registered to vote in California: You may be aware that passing revenue and budget bills in our legislature requires a two-thirds supermajority. While the term "supermajority" sounds like it's somehow better, or "more democratic", the truth is that, just as with the filibuster in the Senate, this provision creates minority rule. There's no accountability; the majority can't actually make policy, and the minority just nihilistically thwarts efforts to address problems, and then blames the majority when things go wrong.

We need to restore democracy to our legislature. There is a petition circulating for an initiative to be placed on the November ballot. The text reads: "All legislative actions on revenue and budget must be determined by a majority vote." And that's basically it, other than some boilerplate pointing out where this means changes, in the current constitutional text. (You can read the entire thing; it fits on a page in legible font.)

Please consider downloading, printing, and mailing in the single signature petition. Signatures are due in by April 5th.

And tell your friends to sign, too!

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