2015 Fix California Challenge

Fair Campaign Funding Reform

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 »

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Tarre On!: Proportional Representation Minus Corporate Influence

Tarre On! is an anagram of the six pillars of the challenge. Tarre On means "to urge to action now". Proportional and Fair voting is achievable. It would transform the status quo. Money would no longer be a major influencer. Representation would require engagement of the voter with their elected official. The official would be bound by the majority will of those they represent on individual issues. Accountability ...more »

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Other states have legalized ferrets, there is no turmoil

I was in a terrible hit and run motorcycle accident many years ago. I purchased two ferrets to keep me company in my time of depression and pain. They are the most loving and kind animals I have ever owned. There was no risk of them trying to run away, they just wanted to be around me at all times. My biggest fear was them getting out somehow and getting eaten by a coyote or a cat. The fact is, they are not a threat to ...more »

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SmartSeach

SmartProcure’s database contains hundreds of millions of local, state and federal purchase order records. This information can be used to find products, research pricing, verify vendors, ensure compliance, provide data to your citizens and benchmark your performance internally and externally. SmartSearch is SmartProcure's web-based tool that makes it easy to find a product’s best price, identify and validate vendors, ...more »

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ferrets saved my life

I was in a terrible hit and run motorcycle accident many years ago. I purchased two ferrets to keep me company in my time of depression and pain. They are the most loving and kind animals I have ever owned. There was no risk of them trying to run away, they just wanted to be around me at all times. My biggest fear was them getting out somehow and getting eaten by a coyote or a cat. The fact is, they are not a threat to ...more »

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Fair Compeditive Legislative Districts

Mandatory redistricting criteria would produce fair districts. The California Redistricting Commission (CRC) cut up cities left and right, and often denied public input. An initiative could establish criteria for the CRC (or the legislature if the US Supreme Court overturns commissions). The maximum number of Voting Rights Act districts has to be drawn first (as is the law) as long as the Voting Rights Act applied ...more »

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Make all votes count through fair Electoral College reform

California has the largest number of Electoral College votes in the United States with 55. Like all but two states (Maine & Nebraska), CA awards its EC votes on a winner-take-all basis, nullifying the votes of MILLIONS of Californians every presidential election (exact same outcome as the popular vote). Since CA is one of the few states that has an independent commission to draw congressional districts, now is the time ...more »

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Corporate Fair Share

For-profit enterprises immorally demand concessions from citizens and municipal leaders in exchange for their business, which maybe defined as extortion. Rather than support the quick profit, insist that all for-profit enterprises pay to support the infrastructures that they would use to underwrite their bottom line. This includes both physical infrastructure, like roads, human resources, like employees, and the non-fiduciary ...more »

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