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"The California Teachers Association believes California voters should have the right to support or oppose any candidate for political office and should not be denied the opportunity to vote for the candidate of their choice because of artificial barriers such as term limits. The current system makes it difficult for lawmakers to gain the experience and knowledge they need to really help our public schools and kids. It's why California's classroom teachers are supporting the Term Limits and Legislative Reform Act."

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David Sanchez - President, California Teachers Association
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 4, 2008
Contact: Richard Stapler, (916) 443-7817

Governors Schwarzenegger and Davis, Mayor Villaraigosa, Local Leaders, Good Government Advocates, Small Business Leaders Urge Californians To Support Proposition 93

LOS ANGELES – Urging California voters to fix term limits, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Gov. Gray Davis (ret.), Orange County Supervisor and former Assembly Republican Leader Bob Campbell, California Small Business Association president Betty Jo Toccoli, Common Cause vice-president Roy Ulrich, City Councilmember Herb J. Wesson, Jr., State Senators, Members of the Assembly and others gathered outside City Hall to ask voters to approve Proposition 93.

“I know firsthand that the current system of term limits makes Sacramento less effective not more, that’s why I have endorsed Proposition 93,” said Governor Schwarzenegger. “It allows us to keep term limits but, fixes them so they serve the people of California better. Proposition 93 will shorten the time legislators can serve, but give them more time in either house to excel. Instead of special interests having the upper hand we can give the upper hand to the people. I ask the people of California to join me in voting yes on Proposition 93.”

Proposition 93, the Term Limits and Legislative Reform Act reduces legislators’ terms from 14 to 12 years and allows the entire 12 years to be served in either the State Senate or Assembly or a combination of the two.

“The people of California deserve the best, most skilled State Legislature in the United States,” Mayor Villaraigosa said. “Issues that impact all Angelenos like easing traffic on our congested roads, passing smart laws to address the threat of gangs and improving our public schools are deeply impacted by our flawed system of term limits. That is why I am supporting Proposition 93.”

“Proposition 93 is a balanced, common-sense reform that maintains a healthy cycle of fresh faces and news ideas and allows legislators to properly manage a state of 37 million people that has the eight largest economy in the world,” said Gov. Davis. “As a former Governor, State Controller, Lt. Governor and State Assemblyman, I know what it takes to move California forward. Proposition 93 is the right reform to keep our legislators focused on important issues.”

“As the former Republican Leader of the State Assembly, I can say without reservation that Proposition 93 will make the legislature more accountable to the voters,” said Supervisor Campbell, who served in the Assembly from 1996 to 2002 and currently represents Orange County’s 3rd District. “It’s plain common sense. Voters deserve the right to not only re-elect effective leaders, but also allow them the time to do the people’s business.”
 
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