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11/8/2012
Jamie Court
Insurance companies learned a lesson last night in California: Don't try to fool the voters or you'll be the one looking foolish. Thanks to your help voters saw through one insurance billionaire's deceptive campaign and rejected Prop 33 with 55% opposed. Mercury Insurance Chairman George Joseph spent $17.5 million and, for the second time in two...
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11/5/2012
Harvey Rosenfield
For the last 25 years, I've worked day and night to keep insurance rates low here in California. That's why I'm OPPOSED to PROP 33, the Mercury Insurance Company Initiative…and I need your help to get the word out. Prop 33 will allow insurance companies to raise rates on good drivers who've done nothing wrong. It legalizes huge surcharges (...
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11/4/2012
Harvey Rosenfield
Before the hordes of lobbyists, lawyers, bloggers and PR hacks hired by Mercury Insurance Company’s billionaire Chairman George Joseph to pawn Prop 33 off on California voters crawl back under their rocks, let’s look at a few of their last minute lies. In a half-page ad in yesterday’s Los Angeles Times paid for by Joseph, two people who...
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11/2/2012
Carmen Balber
The insurance billionaire backing Proposition 33 is worried. He dropped another $500,000 into the campaign on Wednesday as Prop 33 slips in the polls (Down over 16% in the only public poll on 33.) But it’s not over – the money from Mercury Insurance chairman George Joseph means a last-minute cash infusion (he’s given $17 million total) to pay for...
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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...
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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...
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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: "...
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10/24/2012
By Daniel Palay
In an open letter today, the California Nurses Association and Consumer Watchdog challenged the billionaire financiers of Propositions 32 and 33 to a public, televised debate. Will Charles Munger Jr. and George Joseph defend the measures attacking working people that they’ve spent $39 million promoting? Or will they continue to hide in the...
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10/22/2012
Jamie Court
Incredible! With two weeks until Election Day, the insurance billionaire behind Prop 33 finally admitted his auto insurance initiative will raise rates on new customers. Los Angeles Times columnist Mike Hiltzik drew the admission from Mercury Insurance Chairman Joseph in Sunday’s newspaper. When the billionaire writing the $16 million...
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10/17/2012
By Jamie Court
Populist governor Hiram Johnson gave Californians the ballot initiative one hundred and one years ago to combat the stranglehold of wealthy scions over the statehouse. Today's New York Times reports on how California's ballot measures are dominated by a handful of billionaires, including some trying to buy more power for themselves and...