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nicknameless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:02 PM
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Vote No on California Prop. 90 -- an Costly Reich-Wing Scam!
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 04:25 PM by nicknameless
CA Proposition 90 is a right-wing scam:
PLEASE vote "NO"!


ACTFORCHANGE ACTIVISM UPDATE: October 23rd, 2006

** URGENT ALERT **

Vote No on California Prop. 90 -- a Terrible Taxpayer Trap

Radical 'Takings' Proposal to Become California Law?

California Proposition 90 poses as reform of eminent domain -- but
there's a huge trojan horse lurking in the fine print. Proposition 90
is actually a radical right-wing "takings" proposal that would
completely disable local government's ability to regulate land use in
order to protect existing properties and the integrity of our
communities.


The way Prop. 90 works is simple. Anytime our government wants to
protect open space, prevent an inappropriate development, save an old
growth forest, or restrict offshore oil drilling, Prop. 90 would
empower hordes of people to sue the government and collect
compensation if they feel their properties, businesses or any
potential future profits have been compromised.

It's a horrible idea -- but unfortunately, polls show many California
voters completely unaware of the "poison pill" lurking within
Proposition 90. So here's what you can do to get the word out and help
keep this horrible idea from becoming law in our state:

1. Vote No on Prop. 90 -- and tell all your friends to do the same!
Grassroots networking is a very powerful tool, so take a stand, take a
few minutes, and share this message with your friends and family.
2. Get involved with the campaign by visiting the No on Proposition 90
website. Click here: http://act.actforchange.com/cgi-bin7/DM/y/eqeJ0I5AjF0CO...
3. Contribute to the efforts to stop Prop. 90 by clicking here:
http://act.actforchange.com/cgi-bin7/DM/y/eqeJ0I5AjF0CO... . Your financial support
will provide critical assistance in these important last weeks of the
campaign.

Two years ago in Oregon, voters passed a similar ballot initiative,
Measure 37. Since then, more than $5 billion in claims have been filed
against the state of Oregon
-- seeking to force compensation unless
projects such as a pumice mine and power plant in a national monument,
and a gravel mine next to residences, are approved.

Simply put, Prop. 90 is nothing but a stalking horse for a group of
out-of-state, anti-government extremists who would impoverish
Californians both environmentally and financially. Proposition 90 is
masterminded by Howie Rich -- a wealthy New York libertarian who is
contributing millions (through a secretive network of front groups) to
pass similar property-rights initiatives all over the country.


On the other side, the coalition opposing Prop. 90 includes more than
300 diverse business, labor, environmental, taxpayers, civil rights
and public safety groups -- from all over the political spectrum.

Click here to review the list: http://act.actforchange.com/cgi-bin7/DM/y/eqeJ0I5AjF0CO...

We as taxpayers should never have to pay billions of dollars to
protect our communities. Support the No on Proposition 90 campaign by
clicking here: http://act.actforchange.com/cgi-bin7/DM/y/eqeJ0I5AjF0CO...


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Kajsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:07 PM
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1. Thanks for posting this, nicknameless.

I just received it, also,
and I'm passing it on to
several friends.
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nicknameless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:12 PM
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2. Typical reich-wing scam, huh.
They know what the public sentiment has been about SCOTUS's Eminent Domain ruling, so they instantly began looking for ways to exploit it and rip people off in favor of big $$$ interests.

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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:25 PM
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3. Done
I researched all of the ballot initiatives before sending off my absentee ballot, and made sure I sifted through the hot-button rhetoric.

This one was one of the more insidious and tricky.
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nicknameless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:23 PM
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4. Evening kick
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