The growing influence of corporate money in Sacramento -- from wealthy donors to corporate backed independent expenditures and political action committees (PACs) -- is making it harder and harder for California to lead as a model for the nation.
Assemblymember Baker is part of the problem. While accepting corporate contributions, she has a record of voting against the desires and best interests of her constituents.
Asm. Baker is a Republican, but her constituents are extremely progressive. In fact, her district is the 26th most progressive in the state according to an analysis by Progressive Kick, yet she fails her constituents with a legislative voting record that ranks 54th.
In direct opposition to her constituents, she voted against two critical environmental bills (SB 32 and AB 356), which would have dramatically curbed climate pollution and increased groundwater protections around oil projects (especially important given California’s historic drought).
Asm. Baker also voted NO on four bills (AB 465, AB 67, AB 359, and AB 1017) that would have improved the working conditions for many low-income, minority, and LGBT individuals. These votes are a slap-in-the-face to the needs of her constituents.
We must join together to hold her accountable.
SIGN THE PETITION TO TELL ASSEMBLYMEMBER CATHARINE BAKER:
“I am appalled at the excessive influence corporations and the wealthy have in the halls of our state Capitol. Their priorities and profits are consistently placed over the well-being of everyday Californians. Based on what I’ve seen on The People’s Report Card of California, I believe that you are part of the problem. I respectfully ask you to stand up to these moneyed interests and demonstrate courage by representing the will and values of your constituents.”