Support AB 1648-CA DISCLOSE Act of 2012
The California Disclose Act will change the Big Money Game! Urge all State Senators and Assembly members to actively support AB 1648, California DISCLOSE Act of 2012. Citizens United unleashed unlimited, anonymous corporate spending on campaigns nationwide. AB 1648, the California DISCLOSE Act will:
California homeowners have been tricked, lied to, and swindled. Foreclosed on while supposedly in negotiations to refinance their loans. Scammed into predatory loans even when they qualified for better terms. Evicted from their homes, even when their bank no longer has the legal right to do so.
Millions of Californians have already lost their homes to the deceptive practices and outright fraud of big banks. This week, we have a powerful chance to fight back.
Right now, the California Homeowner Bill of Rights -- a package of proposals from Attorney General Kamala Harris that would prohibit terrible mortgage industry practices and give homeowners the means to defend themselves -- is on the verge of becoming law. This would be a major victory over big banks, and one that could set a precedent nationwide.
Here's the problem: A handful of so-called "moderate" Democrats is trying to strip the bill of any meaningful enforcement provisions. They're also trying to block a vote from happening this week. But they're listening closely to their colleagues to see what they can get away with, so it's important that every single state legislator hear from us.
Tell your state legislators: Sacramento must stand with homeowners, not big banks!
These Democrats are threatening to remove a crucial piece of the legislation that gives homeowners the ability to take banks to court to defend their homes. That's right -- they basically want to take the teeth out of the whole bill!
What's the point of a Bill of Rights if homeowners can't defend themselves when big banks break the law?!
Thanks to Attorney General Harris and the hard work of our allies at the ReFund California coalition, victory is within sight. The mortgage industry can't defeat this bill head-on. Their only chance is to water it down and stall the bill in committee.
Call your legislator:
Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher (858) 689-6290
Senator Mark Wyland (760) 931-2455
Russ Feingold points out how important this is:
Dear California MoveOn member,
California could turn the tide on election reform by passing the California DISCLOSE Act, a measure that would shed light on the shadowy interests who depend on secrecy to influence elections.
The California DISCLOSE Act (Assembly Bill 1648) would bring true transparency to state elections, ensuring that top donors for every political ad are shown in the ads themselves—so California voters know who is trying to buy their support.
The bill is just one vote shy of passage. Sign our petition to holdout state legislators and assembly leaders to pass the California DISCLOSE Act today. The petition says:
California state legislators: Pass the California DISCLOSE Act now.
Click here to add your name, and then pass it along to your friends:
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