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News Release
11/2/2012
CONTACT Carmen Balber & Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA -- The insurance billionaire backing Proposition 33 dropped another $500,000 into the campaign on Wednesday as Prop 33 slips in the polls. Mercury Insurance chairman George Joseph redoubled his campaign’s deceptive tactics with new advertisements that again feature testimonials by “supporters" who had financial ties to Mercury...
Blog Post
11/1/2012
By Jamie Court
Revelations of discrimination by insurance companies are always shocking, but when they come out just days before a vote on an industry-sponsored ballot measure that would legalize unfair price increases and prejudice in auto insurance, Californians should pay particular attention. A former insurance agent from the Auto Club of Southern...
Video
10/31/2012
Jamie Court Breaks Down The Lies Behind Prop 33's Promises
News Release
10/31/2012
CONTACT Jamie Court & Carmen Balber
Santa Monica, CA – A new Halloween election video gaining momentum on YouTube shows the Zombie Propositions 32 and 33 attacking protestors and small children, and warns voters the only way to stop the ballot measures and the insurance billionaires backing them is to “vote for our lives.” The zombie video is circulating as Prop 32 and Prop 33 slip...
Blog Post
10/30/2012
By Daniel Palay
We have just one week to beat the insurance billionaires trying to buy this election. We plastered these posters around the streets of San Francisco and Los Angeles to expose these deceptive billionaire propositions. Can you help us make sure more voters know? Please post our new posters on Facebook today. Don't use Facebook? Share the posters...
Blog Post
10/30/2012
By Dolores Huerta, Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, President, Dolores Huerta Foundation for Community Organizing
Dolores Huerta is President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation for Community Organizing. She is a civil rights and labor leader, co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Dolores Huerta issued the following statement today about California's Proposition 33 on the Nov. 6th ballot: "...
News Release
10/30/2012
CONTACT Jamie Court & Carmen Balber
Santa Monica, CA -- Consumer advocates today produced evidence that Mercury Insurance company, the backer of Prop 33, discriminated against members of the military by overcharging or refusing to sell them auto and homeowners insurance policies. Prop 33 on next week’s ballot would roll back a 24-year old consumer protection in California and allow...
News Story
10/29/2012
Op-Ed Commentary by Jamie Court, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Click here to view the original Op-Ed commentary. Answer just one question, and you'll know how you should vote on Proposition 33: Should you pay more for your car insurance if you stopped driving for a time because you couldn't afford a car, didn't own one or lived for awhile in a city where you didn't need one? The insurance billionaire behind...
News Story
10/28/2012
By Phillip Matier & Andrew Ross, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
Special-interest money is getting downright personal in this year's state election, with four mega-millionaires tossing a combined $125 million into the pot - mostly on initiatives they put on the ballot themselves. "We've never seen anything like this," said Corey Cook, an associate professor of politics at the University of San Francisco. "...
Video
10/27/2012
Should the rules be changed for auto insurance companies doing business in California? That is the central question voters are being asked with Proposition 33. And the measure is complex.   Harvey Rosenfield wrote and shepherded the passage of Prop. 103, while George Joseph is the founder and chairman of Mercury Insurance. The two have been...