Thursday, February 19, 2009

Message from John Burton: Majority Vote Budget Now

Dear Friends,

If the last 48 hours has proven nothing else, we can no longer allow Republicans to hold the people of California hostage and therefore dictate to the Democratic majority the terms under which the budget is passed.

California should join the 47 other states who don't require a supermajority to pass the budget.

If I am elected as the next Chair of the California Democratic Party, I will make majority vote budget a top priority.

We must also decide our approach to the budget trailer measure sponsored by Republicans known as "the open primary rule", that would allow Republicans to vote in Democratic primary elections - therefore influencing who the Democratic nominee would be.

It's not just for our party - but for the future of California.


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