SACRAMENTO, CA — Today, California Environmental Voters (EnviroVoters) released the following statement on the Legislature’s passage of Assembly Bill 421. By championing greater transparency, this legislation will empower voters to make informed decisions by ensuring an understanding of both the content and the backers behind proposed initiatives.
Statement from Melissa Romero, Senior Legislative Manager, California Environmental Voters:
“We are energized by the Legislature’s passage of AB 421. This bill embodies our commitment to preserving the integrity of our democratic processes, especially when corporate polluters spend massive dollars to buy the referendum process and confuse Californians.
Earlier this year, we saw corporations hijacking the direct democracy process and intentionally misleading voters to repeal oil setbacks. We are running out of time to prevent the worst of the climate crisis but we can ensure that Big Oil does not abuse this process again.
We look forward to Governor Newsom ensuring that our referendum process is reformed to protect voters. Californians deserve to exercise their voting rights with confidence, free from corporate manipulation.”
Erika Guzman Cornejo
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