Citizens United

Koch brothers and other right-wing outsiders challenge Bay Area minimum wage measures

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In recent months, San Francisco and Oakland have unveiled ballot measures that would raise minimum wage for workers currently struggling with the Bay Area’s rising cost of living. Read more »

Overturning Citizens United

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Sen. Al Franken, who is wonderful, has moved beyond seeking more disclosure (which the Republicans won't accept) and is now moving toward a Constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United. He's moving his petition everywhere, and it will get a lot of traction.Read more »

Corporations, people, money, and speech

Just about everyone wants to overturn Citizens United. But it's not so simple

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tredmond@sfbg.com

On July 24, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors weighed in on a policy debate that's become a powerful cause on the American left. By a unanimous vote, the supervisors placed on the November ballot a measure calling for a Constitutional amendment to end corporate personhood.

"We're living in a time of trickle down economics and tax breaks for the rich," Avalos said, later adding, "Big corporations [are] able to spend vast amounts of money" and have "the greatest influence on the outcome of elections.Read more »