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Arcata Eye
July 12, 2005

Get Involved Today!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.

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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

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