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 Cheryl Brown is part of the problem. While accepting corporate contributions, she has a record of voting against the desires and best interests of her constituents.
In fact, Asm. Brown has the EIGHTH WORST voting record among Democrats in the Assembly, despite her district’s clear support for more progressive policies.
She has received substantial financial backing from the the oil, gas, and energy industries and attended an extravagant, high-dollar fundraiser put on by oil lobbyists. And despite her constituents’ support for fighting climate change, she voted NO on a critical environmental bill to curb carbon pollution (SB 32) -- the same bill that was strongly opposed by her Big Oil buddies.
While her constituents supported measures to address racial bias in our criminal justice system, Asm. Brown DID NOT support a bill that would have curbed an unjust, racist policy called Civil Asset Forfeiture (SB 443), among other legislation she opposed that would uphold the values of her constituents and the Democratic Party.
We must join together to hold her accountable.
SIGN THE PETITION TO TELL ASSEMBLYMEMBER CHERYL BROWN:
“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 your constituents, as well as the values of the Democratic Party.”