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What is Measure M?
California cities are either general law cities which are governed by state laws or charter cities which are governed by city charters. The Mayor of Sacramento has been trying to force a non-elected charter commission down our throat in order to push his agenda by appointing “his” people to the commission. The city council decided to give people a choice of whether they would like to have an elected commission. That is what people will be voting for when they vote on Measure M. There is also a list of 54 candidates for the City of Sacramento Charter Commission. C. T. Weber is number 18 on that list. This will be on the November 6, 2012 general election ballot.Who is C. T. Weber?
Occupation: Retired Analyst and Union Activist
Qualifications: C. T. Weber worked 22 years as an analyst for the State of California. During that time, he was a union organizer, steward, and elected leader (including four terms on the California State Employees Association, Board of Directors). He was elected as a Service Employees International Union, Local 1000 District Labor Council president and served on the SEIU Local 1000 State Council until he retired.
Public Service: C. T. Weber served three years on the Joint Legislative Committee for Revision of California Election Code advisory committee, three years on the Long Beach Local Coastal Planning Committee, and a year on the Yokkaichi Sister City Committee.
Education: C. T. Weber has a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from California State University, Long Beach. He has been active in peace, social and economic justice movements for over 40 years. He founded several alternative institutions including the Long Beach Free Clinic, a free store, a soup line for the unemployed, a crash pad for the homeless and organized free legal services for the poor.
Statement: Charter reform can decentralize and democratize our city government. With a forward looking commission, we can directly elect all city commissioners, city council members, neighborhood councils, police review board, etc by proportional representation. We can let local residents, not wealthy developers, decide what is best for Sacramento and our communities. Strengthen neighborhood power. Keep the City Council’s balance on the Mayor’s power.
Meet 2012 candidates C. T. Weber, Marsha Feinland, Stewart Alexander, Stephen Durham and Peta Lindsay at an event hosted by the Sacramento County Peace and Freedom Party on April 16, 2012.
C. T. Weber of Sacramento is running for California State Assembly from District 9 on the Peace and Freedom Party slate.
Occupation: Retired State Government Analyst and mid-level Union leader and activist
Qualifications: C. T. Weber was a long time union organizer, steward, and elected leader (including four two-year terms on the California State Employees Association, Board of Directors). I worked 22 years as an analyst for the State of California. As SEIU Local 1000, District Labor Council 784 president, I served on the SEIU Local 1000 State Council and was a delegate to the Sacramento Central Labor Council.
My education includes a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from California State University, Long Beach. I have been active in the peace, and social and economic justice movements for over 40 years. I founded several alternative institutions including the Long Beach Free Clinic, soup kitchen for the unemployed and a crash pad for the homeless.
A member of the State Assembly introduces legislation. I would advocate and vote for; the preservation of social programs, cuts to the prison system, and shifting the burden of taxation to those who get wealthy off the system; I would advocate and vote against offshore oil drilling; and I would advocate and vote to reduce student fees.
California is in an economic freefall. In fact, some 77% of California voters think the state is on the wrong track. Only 14% think the state is on the right track. Some 68% of Americans want a third party. However, with candidates allowed to win with a simple plurality of the vote in districts where only one candidate can win, voters are afraid that if they vote for the candidate they prefer that it will allow the “greater evil” to be elected. Don’t put up with it. You want reform of the corrupt election system, if given the opportunity; I will introduce and vote for fundamental changes in order to bring about real democracy. You want strong labor laws, as a job steward and elected union leader for over twenty years I will introduce and support bills that will help working people.
If you elect me to the California State Assembly I will work to bring the California National Guard home to be available for emergencies in California. I will also insist that the California legislature pressure Congress for an immediate withdrawal of all U. S. troops and contractors from Iraq and Afghanistan and bring them home.
Other Issues: I want the minimum wage to be doubled and tied to the cost of living. I support a universal, high quality single payer health care system. I support free, high quality education from pre-schools through technical schools and universities. I believe everyone has the right to marry. I have actively opposed the death penalty for years and will continue to work to see that it is abolished. I will also work to end the three strikes laws.
- May 26, 2012, Lodi News profile, 9th Assembly District: C.T. Weber, Peace and Freedom Party
- March 6, 2012, Elk Grove Citizen news article, Six now in race for Assembly seat
1403 Los Padres Way
Sacramento, CA 95831-2837
Phone: 916-422-5395 (home) or 916-320-9186 (cell)
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The following press release and statement were issued by the State Central Committee of the California Peace and Freedom Party on February 8, 2011.
February 8, 2012
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SECRETARY OF STATE LIST OF PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES
CALLED "UNLAWFUL" AFTER PARTY’S CANDIDATES
LEFT OFF JUNE 5 PRIMARY BALLOT
SACRAMENTO – The Secretary of State’s office has omitted two of the four Presidential candidates on the Peace and Freedom Party’s primary ballot – and the independent party is demanding to know why.
A NEWS CONFERENCE is scheduled at 10 a.m. Thursday (2-9-12) at the SOS office (11th & O Streets) to provide details. Peace and Freedom Party State Chairperson C. T. Weber will be present.
SOS Debra Bowen has yet to respond, and in a statement issued today, Weber cites Elections Code sections that specify how presidential primary candidates are supposed to be selected by the Secretary of State, and suggests that code sections covering other parties may have improperly been applied to the Peace and Freedom Party candidates.