California’s citizens’ economic opportunities, individual potential and quality of life are being destroyed by false representation. Our career politicians are elected to represent their constituents, but, instead, they sell out to special interests in order to raise funds for their election campaigns.
Our career politicians fight elections in massive districts.
To do so they need to raise massive amounts for TV, radio and electioneering staff.
Let’s make this redundant. Let’s break each massive district into 100 mini-districts.
Let’s have 4000 state senators and 8000 assembly members. They’ll live in their neighborhoods and represent just a few thousand voters. There will be no need for election funds – they’ll walk the streets, meet you in the supermarket or the church and hold town hall meetings. They’ll know their local area and its concerns, and they will focus on legislation that addresses those needs. When they vote on a bill, they’ll check with voters and the other neighborhood representatives first. They won’t be beholden to the special interests because there is no need for massive campaign funds.
California’s citizens are denied the benefits of good government. Our legislators represent their big money donors and not their constituents.
- They sell out the taxpayers – to give benefits to unions who bankroll their campaigns
- They undermine the business community –with regulations that strangle growth
- They betray the farmers who need water – in favor of fish and environmental extremists
- They cheat our kids’ out of a good education – in favor of teachers and administrators
- They plunder our citizens – to give welfare to illegal immigrants
WHY? Because special interests, not citizens, fund their expensive re-election campaigns.
Rescue California Statewide Citizens Survey
California has the poorest representation ratio in America
The corruptive influence of special interest money
Chart: California representation eroding
Large districts leave voters disconnected