Concert to Increase Awareness of Highly Deceptive Measure Opposed By Thousands of Nurses, Firefighters, Teachers and League of Women Voters
LOS ANGELES (September 24, 2012) – On Wednesday, October 3, legendary supergroup Crosby, Stills &
Nash (CSN) and activist/musician Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, The Nightwatchman) will
perform a special concert at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. The show is a benefit to help defeat
Proposition 32 on the State of California’s November election ballot. CSN and Morello hope to increase
awareness of the deceptive measure designed to mislead voters and increase corporations’ power by
gutting important campaign transparency laws.
The event will feature guest speakers, including acclaimed actor/producer/director Edward James
Olmos, an evening of music with CSN, and an acoustic performance by Morello (whose set will open the
evening, with CSN closing). During set changes, guest speakers will advocate for Proposition 32’s defeat,
and fire up a crowd that is expected to include thousands of members of organized labor. The event
starts with a reception from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., with music beginning at 7 p.m.
“We’re joining with these artists to speak out against Proposition 32,” said Brian D’Arcy, Co-Chair
Working Californians, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 18, Business Manager. “It’s
a Trojan horse aimed at labor and the hardworking, Middle Class people we fight for every day.
Corporate CEO’s and Wall Street investors are behind it – it’s a power grab to silence us and advance
“Out-of-state corporations are using Prop. 32 to tilt the playing field even more in their direction and
away from real people,” Tom Morello said. “This is about oil, tobacco, banking and insurance companies
gaining the power necessary to re-write laws to fit their agenda…more tax credits for shipping jobs
overseas, weaker consumer protections and relaxing air quality laws.”
Thousands of middle-class workers including nurses, firefighters, teachers, 911 operators and members
of the League of Women Voters oppose Proposition 32. It promises to get money out of politics, but
it actually floods California with money from out-of-state corporations, CEOs and Wall Street tycoons.
The real purpose is to gut campaign finance rules to create an uneven playing field that benefits a few
big money interests. It does this by allowing unlimited undisclosed corporate campaign spending while
prohibiting labor unions from participating in the political process entirely.
About Working Californians No On Proposition 32
Working Californians (WCA’s) is a non-profit political advocacy group advancing issues affecting union
members, working families, and the Middle Class. WCA’s formed in 2006 as an outgrowth of the
successful defeat of then-Governor Schwarzenegger’s November 2005 slate of anti-working family
initiatives. Since then, WCA’s has led public policy victories for Middle Class workers and election efforts
for candidates and ballot initiatives. Currently, Working Californians is battling Prop. 32 and its potential
to irreparably harm working families.
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