Every candidate needs our vote to be elected but after election they become owned by corporations and lobbyists to do their bidding. The poor voter cannot compete with the billions of dollars that corporations and lobbyists can afford to spread around. And our representatives will never pass any kind of meaningful campaign reform. Therefore, I propose the following FAIR CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM (a California Constitutional ...more »
Instead of creating 6 new states, what about just 3? Jefferson, Northern California, and Southern California? Seems like a simpler solution and something more people could get behind.
The (now defunct) "Six Californias" idea was very interesting. I wondered who drew the lines, why they were drawn there, and especially disturbing: who named the resulting states. I liked the idea otherwise, and feel a better first step is to find commonality amongst a region within California that has a distinct difference to rally behind. With 1-in-8 Americans calling California home (38 million people), no policy, ...more »
While the original "Six States" initiative is unconstitutional, we can "devolve" (transfer down) current power that resides in Sacramento at the state level to newly created "state districts" with as much authority as constitutionally possible - essentially creating mini states but with shared Federal officials (US Senators & Representatives). We already do this with Counties, and Charter Cities, but they have very limited ...more »
We think that too much money is being spent on projects that are not necessarily the most productive for the state. In addition, California has a substantial amount of debt which needs to be paid off before additional funds are spent on short term projects. This money can be used to reduce the debts and will better set up the state for success in the future.
Make California an independent region of the United States like Scotland in the UK by supporting Sovereign California's ballot measure (which has already been granted title and summary). Title & Summary ADVISORY GROUP TO CONSIDER CALIFORNIA’S AUTONOMY FROM THE UNITED STATES. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Creates state panel of government officials and private experts to explore establishing California’s autonomy from the United ...more »
We must create the world that we want to see. I want to create the lowest cost, highest quality, and most accessible university in the world – all at no expense to the tax payer. To this end I have founded the Committee to Support a University of California Online Constitutional Amendment for the November 2016 ballot. This ballot measure will create the University of California, Online (UCO) and will put all ...more »
Trying to understand the complex language found on most ballots is frustrating and often results in uninformed voters approving unintended consequences, or low voter turnout. SeePolitical breaks the mold by offering unbiased entertaining educational content that informs and empowers voters in their native languages. Specifically, SeePolitical seeks to engage every voter and potential voter though original content ...more »
Political party, economic theories, and scarce natural resources are vastly different along a roughly north-south demarcation line approximately aligned with I-5. This idea recognizes the fact that urban-centered Western California often overrules the less populated Eastern part of California, while imposing taxes, fees, and other usurious penalties upon the rural population who have little or no need of the services ...more »
Imagine the wisdom of crowds powered government where people are submitting the improvements how to run the country. People would vote on the images & supporting few line of text - and the government will oversee the process (saving the 80% of thought process) and adding the valuable top 20% of knowledge, power and decision making. Imagine this also for companies - millions of people send feedback to companies - but ...more »
In every election I've seen, politicians only come to California with their hand out and give us nothing in return. In the meantime, "battle ground" states are flooded with billions of dollars to sway their votes because of the competitive split of voters . Desperate politicians pay attention to those states and focus all their promises and money on them. Democrats take California for granted and Republicans write off ...more »