Let Californians Instruct Their Elected Representatives

Do Californians have the right to “instruct” their elected representatives through the ballot?

Our amicus brief filed before the California Supreme Court, points to the California Constitution and argues “yes”. A new op-ed published in the L.A. Daily News, by Ron Fein and Congressman Ted Lieu contines, “it is not enough for the legislator to speak to and for the people once she is elected. The people must have access to diverse tools in order to express their political sentiments.”

The tools we use to communicate with our leaders are more important now than ever to ensure our elected officials accurately carr out the will of people. It’s time to restore Proposition 49 back to the ballot and let the people of California choose how to instruct their representatives.

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