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10/26/2012
Prop 33 is touted as a "discount," but the billionaire behind it is reluctant to admit his propositon would legalize a surcharge against drivers who left the market for legitimate reasons, like not owning a car.
Video
10/26/2012
A former Auto Club of Southern California insurance agent blows the whistle on a company practice that discriminates against drivers without a history of prior insurance coverage by penalizing agents with lower commissions when they sell to those drivers. Consumer Watchdog Founder Harvey Rosenfield announces a lawsuit to end the practice and...
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10/26/2012
Richard Holober discusses the false promise of Prop 33 "discounts"
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10/26/2012
Consumer Watchdog Founder and Prop 103 author Harvey Rosenfield discusses the auto insurance rate hikes consumers will face if Prop 33 passes. The measure is backed by Mercury Insurance chairman George Joseph, who placed a similar measure on the 2010 ballot. Voters rejected that initiative, called Prop 17.
News Story
10/26/2012
By Darrell Satzman, WHICH WAY LA? KCRW 89.9FM
Click here to listen to the audio of this radio broadcast segment. If Proposition 33 sounds familiar, it should. The measure is almost identical to a statewide proposition that was narrowly defeated two years ago. And just as in 2010, the Yes campaign is funded almost entirely by George Joseph, the founder and chairman of Mercury Insurance. Joseph...
News Story
10/26/2012
By Carla Marinucci, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE - POLITICS BLOG
Rising from the grave, stalking the public, refusing to die –that’s the “Night of the Living Dead” scenario used in tongue-in-cheek new web ad to paint the picture of “millionaire zombies” behind Props. 32 and 33 on the November ballot. With just two weeks until election day, the Halloween theme has been tapped in an effort to get out a message...
News Story
10/26/2012
By Nan Brasmer, CALIFORNIA PROGRESS REPORT
I am a senior citizen. I live on a fixed income. I'm voting No on Proposition 33 because it will raise automobile insurance rates on law abiding Californians like me, who have a health problem that keeps them off the road for a period of time. Ten years ago, after living in pain for years, I had my hip replaced. I dropped my auto insurance for...
News Release
10/25/2012
CONTACT Carmen Balber & Jamie Court
SANTA MONICA, CA -- Proposition 33 would legalize a discriminatory auto insurance pricing scheme and allow insurance companies to raise rates on drivers solely because they had a break in auto insurance coverage. Drivers having financial difficulties in this recession and those in low-income communities of color will be hardest hit if Prop 33...
Video
10/25/2012
Jamie Court details the fate of Californians if the deceptive Prop 33 is passed.
News Story
10/25/2012
Editorial by THE DESERT SUN
Proposition 33, a proposal to offer discounts to car insurance customers even if they change companies, is another attempt by Mercury Insurance to manipulate the marketplace. Mercury Chairman George Joseph is bankrolling the initiative, contributing almost all of the $16.6 million campaign fund. Opponents have raised $222,800. Joseph also financed...