Today at the Missouri Ethics Commission for CLEAN Missouri, to help fight off Dirty Missouri’s Amendment 3 attempt in the November election to repeal campaign finance, ethics, and redistricting reform:
C161298 08/24/2020 CLEAN Missouri Action Now Initiative 1717 West Loop S Houston TX 77027 8/24/2020 $100,000.00
It’s going to take a lot more to help stop Dirty Missouri.
Today at the Missouri Ethics Commission for CLEAN Missouri, the proponents of reform, to fight Amendment 3 [“Dirty” Missouri] placed on the November ballot by the republican controlled General Assembly:
C161298 08/18/2020 CLEAN Missouri National Redistricting Action Fund 700 13th St NW Suite 600 Washington DC 20005 8/17/2020 $50,000.00
C161298 08/18/2020 CLEAN Missouri Brianne Garcia Ziff 350 Park Ave New York NY 10022 Self Artist 8/17/2020 $25,000.00
Keep fighting the good fight. “No” on Amendment 3 in November.
A Cole County circuit judge has ordered a change in the ballot language for the “Dirty Missouri” [Amendment 3] repeal of CLEAN Missouri’s campaign finance, ethics, and redistricting reform which was placed on the November ballot by the right wingnut controlled General Assembly:
Jefferson City — Cole County Circuit Judge Patricia S. Joyce today struck down dishonest and deceptive ballot summary language crafted by politicians for their Amendment 3 gerrymandering scheme, ruling it to be “misleading, unfair, and insufficient.”
The ballot language written by politicians for Amendment 3 was full of objective falsehoods and misleading language designed to trick voters and hide the true intention of the measure — to overturn voter-approved redistricting reforms, and install a new gerrymandering plan in the state constitution that would allow lobbyists and political operatives to draw maps designed to protect incumbents.
“[A] summary statement may not falsely inform voters a ballot measure will do something it will not,” wrote Judge Joyce, and “the summary [may not] suggest a measure will change the law when it will not.”
In today’s ruling, Judge Joyce vacated the deceptive ballot summary crafted by politicians for Amendment 3 and ordered that it be replaced with fair and accurate information about the proposal. The full ballot title for Amendment 3 will now read:
Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:
Repeal rules for drawing state legislative districts approved by voters in November 2018 and replace them with rules proposed by the legislature;
Lower the campaign contribution limit for senate candidates by $100; and
Lower legislative gift limit from $5 to $0, with exemptions for some lobbyists?
State governmental entities expect no cost or savings. Individual local governmental entities expect significant decreased revenues of a total unknown amount.
“Politicians may lie to our faces about what they’re trying to do with Amendment 3, but they can’t lie in what appears on the ballot,” said Sean Soendker Nicholson, Campaign Director for the No on Amendment 3 campaign. “Everyone needs to understand that politicians are trying to trick voters by hiding a deceptive gerrymandering plan in the state constitution. The whole goal of their plan is to protect incumbent politicians in rigged maps drawn in back rooms by lobbyists and political operatives.”
Captain Jean-Luc Picard:…We’ve made too many compromises already, too many retreats. They invade our space and we fall back. They assimilate entire worlds and we fall back. Not again. The line must be drawn here. This far, no further…
Today, at the Missouri Ethics Commission, very serious money for the people opposed to Amendment 3 – which is designed to punish education professionals – on the ballot in November:
C141258 08/31/2014 COMMITTEE IN SUPPORT OF PUBLIC EDUCATION National Education Association Campaigns & Elections 1201 16th Street NW Suite 511 Washington DC 20036 8/29/2014 $500,000.00
Ah, Amendment 3, the ballot initiative on the November ballot promoted by someone with a lot of money who wants voters to screw public education across the State of Missouri. There are a lot of people opposed, though.