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Make Sure Your Vote Counts for California

Cress-Man Can! from Derek Cressman on Vimeo.

UPDATE: Read my response to the latest polls and thoughts on the ethical issues of this campaign. 

 I'm running for Secretary of State to make sure your vote counts and your voice is heard. The voices of the people should not be drowned out by corporations or billionaires. When secretive, out-of-state groups funneled $11 million into California’s 2012 elections, I blew the whistle and got record fines for two front groups in the Koch Brothers big money political network. 

We’ve got to get corporate money out of politics

I’ll push to overturn Supreme Court rulings saying that money is free speech and that corporations have constitutional rights.  Corporations aren’t people.  They don’t breathe our air or send kids to school – and I’ll keep them from meddling in our elections. As a national reform leader at Common Cause I crafted ballot measures passed by over 3 out of 4 voters in Los Angeles and San Francisco calling for Congress to reverse Citizens United and ban corporate campaign spending. I’ve been the tough watchdog California voters need to stand up to special interests, expose SuperPACs and protect the integrity of our elections. 

Will you help?  I'm asking for your support to be California's next Secretary of State.



P.S. Watch my most recent appearance at the Candidate Forum co-hosted by the ACLU of Southern California, the League of Women Voters of California and the California Endowment Here.