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News Story
11/5/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
The campaign in favor of Proposition 33 has been so consistently misleading, it's almost pointless to keep criticizing the measure's supporters for warping the facts. Nevertheless, an advertisement Monday in favor of the measure makes a point that bears rebutting before voters head to the polls. The proposition would allow auto insurers to offer...
News Story
11/5/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
It might not get the attention of some of the other propositions, but Proposition 33 is attracting some big money, at least on one side and from one person. The measure would allow car insurers to give discounts to drivers who have maintained continuous coverage and to charge more to drivers without such an insurance history. George Joseph, the...
Video
11/4/2012
Posted by Consumer Watchdog Admin
On the surface Prop 33 seems simple enough: Reward drivers with continuous coverage, penalize those without it. But Consumer Watchdog founder Harvey Rosenfield says what's really behind this is Mercury Insurance and its chairman George Joseph. Joseph has contributed more than $16 million to Proposition 33. "Prop. 33 will allow insurance...
News Release
11/4/2012
Posted by Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA – Consumer Watchdog Campaign today called upon the publisher of the San Jose Mercury News to send an email to subscribers correcting the record on a misleading paid advertisement sent out by email over the weekend which made it appear that the newspaper editorialized for Prop 33 when in fact it came out against it. The paid email...
Video
10/31/2012
Posted by Consumer Watchdog Admin
Jamie Court Breaks Down The Lies Behind Prop 33's Promises
News Release
10/31/2012
Posted by Jamie Court
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
Posted by Mark Reback
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 Story
10/28/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
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
10/26/2012
Posted by Consumer Watchdog Admin
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
Posted by Consumer Watchdog Admin
Richard Holober discusses the false promise of Prop 33 "discounts"