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Today on Your Call: What's the best way to limit big money’s influence on politics in California?

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On today's Your Call, we’ll continue our election coverage with a debate on Proposition 32. If it passes, it would ban unions and corporations from extracting money from employee paychecks for political campaigns.  Supporters say it gets “special interests” out of politics.  Opponents say it unfairly targets unions and leaves exemptions for corporations.  What do you want to know about Prop 32?  Join us at 10am PST or post a comment here.  What would true campaign finance reform look like?  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.

Guests:

Tim Paulson, executive director of the San Francisco Labor Council and chair of the labor caucus for the California Democratic party

John Cox, Republican activist and author of Politics, Inc.: Principle, not profit: why we need statesmen, not career politicians

Jessica Levinson, visiting associate clinical professor at Loyola Law School and editor of the blog "Polawtics"

Daniel Newman, executive director of Maplight.org

Resources:

Ballotpedia: Proposition 32

SF Labor Council: Tim Paulson on Prop 32

KCET: Proposition 32: The Battle Heats Up

Neon Tommy: Prop 32: Campaign Finance Reform, Or Union Buster?

LA Times: Tom Morello to rage against Prop. 32

Huffington Post: Mitt + Koch = Prop 32 Ways to Buy CA

California Watch: State's top 100 political donors contribute $1.25 billion

California Fair Political Practices Commission report (2010)

MapLight.org

Polawtics Blog

Total campaign cash https://ballotpedia.org/wiki/images/thumb/Invest.png/21px-Invest.png
https://ballotpedia.org/wiki/images/thumb/Circle_thum_up.png/30px-Circle_thum_up.png Support: $9,000,000
https://ballotpedia.org/wiki/images/thumb/Circle_thumbs_down.png/30px-Circle_thumbs_down.png Opposition: $45,600,000

 

Matt Martin was KALW’s general manager from 2006 through 2018. Under his leadership, KALW grew into one of the most productive and innovative stations in public radio. Programs launched at KALW during Matt’s tenure as GM include the award-winning local newsmagazine Crosscurrents, the design podcast 99% Invisible, and the Spanish-language narrative journalism program Radio Ambulante. He helped create the station’s Audio Academy, a year-long program aimed at developing new talents in public radio, and led the first broad-based strategic planning process in the station’s history.