Petition Link.

  • Petitioning Humboldt County Board of Supervisors

Enact real campaign finance reform for Humboldt County

    1. Petition by

      Humboldt County Voters for Real Campaign Finance Reform

Petition for Real Campaign Finance Reform for Humboldt County – Sign the Petition!

This coming Tuesday Humboldt County supervisors will be voting on an ordinance to limit contributions to $1,500 per person per voter. This appears to be a cynical attempt to create a false sense of campaign finance reform as it precisely matches the dominate amount given by the big money donors that have supported many of our current supervisors. With these amounts some recent campaigns have collected and spent over $200,000 each. This is a case where the fox is watching the hen house.

• Limit contributions from individuals to $500 per election
• Limit contributions from unions, organizations or PACs to $2,000 per election
• Limits overall campaign spending to $50,000 per election (voluntary limit)

To:
Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, Mark Lovelace
Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, Rex Bohn
Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, Estelle Fennell
Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, Virginia Bass
Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, Ryan Sundberg
Enact real campaign finance reform for humboldt County

I have heard that you are seeking input from the public about what we think of the proposed campaign finance ordinance that your board is proposing. Since you haven’t made your final decision maybe it isn’t too late for you to change your mind upon hearing my input.

It seems to me that a campaign limit of $1,500 is much too high and is not really reform. I believe that $500, while probably higher than the average Humboldt County citizen can afford will much more likely have the desired effect of limiting the impact of large donations on local campaigns. That is why I signed on to the petition that proposes the limits listed below. I hope you will take this into consideration in your decision next week.

• Limit contributions from individuals to $500 per election
• Limit contributions from unions, organizations or PACs to $2,000 per election
• Limits overall campaign spending to $50,000 per election (voluntary limit)

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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