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Paul Gallegos, Humboldt County District Attorney (6 mins)
Kaitlin-Sopoci-Belknap, Campaign Co-Manager for Measure T (19 mins)
John Bonifaz, Attorney and Founder of the National Voting Rights Institute (17 mins)
A newly formed citizens' group, Humboldt Coalition for Community Rights (HCCR), last week handed in to the Humboldt County Elections Office a proposed county ordinance, the Humboldt County Ordinance to Protect Our Right to Fair Elections and Local Democracy. The ordinance prohibits any non-local corporation from contributing to any candidate campaign, referendum or recall in county elections. It also restricts corporations from claiming constitutional rights to justify their involvement in campaigns; since the 1970s, corporations have been able to claim First Amendment rights wen contributing financially to political campaigns.
The move comes in response, at least in part, to the 2004 attempt to recall District Attorney Paul Gallegos, which was financed largely by Maxxam Corporation and the Pacific Lumber Company.
Once county counsel approves the ordinance language, HCCR must gather almost 5,000 signatures to qualify the ballot for the June, 2006 election.
Contact HCCR at PO Box 1334, Eureka, CA, 95502.
Humboldt County Leaders Endorse Measure T!
Democratic Party of Humboldt County
Green Party of Humboldt County
Central Labor Council of Humboldt and Del Norte Counties
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local #1684
Building and Construction Trades of Humboldt and Del Norte Counties
Carpenters Union Local #751
Operating Engineers Union Local #3 AFL-CIO
Paul Gallegos, Humboldt County District Attorney
Peter LaVallee, Eureka Mayor
Chris Kerrigan, Eureka City Council
Dave Meserve, Arcata City Council
Harmony Groves, Arcata City Council
Paul Pitino, Arcata City Council
Bob Ornelas, Former Arcata Mayor
Connie Stewart, Former Arcata Mayor
Elizabeth Conner, Former Arcata City Council
Julie Fulkerson, Former Humboldt County Board of Supervisors
... and hundreds of other individuals and local businesses! Join us today!
Learn more about Measure T in a Pros and Cons Video, produced by Eileen McGee (51 mins)
Humboldt Coalition for Community Rights