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 Jim Wood is part of the problem. While accepting corporate contributions, he has a record of voting against the desires and best interests of his constituents.
In fact, Asm. Wood represents one of the MOST progressive districts in the entire state, while his voting record makes him one of the LEAST progressive Democrats in the Assembly.
He has received contributions from the insurance industry -- which might explain why he DID NOT support two important healthcare bills last year -- SB 260 & AB 533.
Asm. Wood also failed to support a consumer protection bill that fights unfair debt collection practices (SB 641), and voted against a bill that would allow debtors to retain enough assets after a bankruptcy to help them get back on their feet (SB 308). Ironically, he received funding from the banking industry, the same group that opposed these two bills.
He also opposed other legislation that would uphold the values of his constituents and the Democratic Party.
We must join together to hold him accountable.
SIGN THE PETITION TO TELL ASSEMBLYMEMBER JIM WOOD:
“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.”