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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)
Democracy Yes, Corporations No
Responding in part to last year's attempted recall of District Attorney Paul Gallegos, which was financed primarily by the Texas-based owner of Pacific Lumber, the group homes to qualify the ordinance for next June's ballot.
The measure is being spearheaded by the Humboldt Coalition for Community Rights, whose spokesperson, Yvonne Doble, said: "Our hope is to ensure local control over our elections."
Another member, College of the Redwoods instructor Nezzie Wade, added: "Only people should have rights... Who do we want deciding the future of our county: the people who live here or outside corporations?"
Doble added, "Maxxam/PL spent $250,000 to try to buy an election. They failed this time, but shouldn't we make sure that never happens again?"
The group will begin to gather the approximately 5,000 signatures needed to qualify for the ballot once lawyers for the county approve the ordinance language.
To contact the group, write to 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