Nurses Union Campaigns for Public Financing Measure
Members of the California Nurses Association this week are promoting Proposition 89, KPBS' "KPBS News" reports. The initiative would create a publicly-financed campaign system and cap some donations to election campaigns (Goldberg, "KPBS News," KPBS, 10/30).
Six buses, painted with "Yes on 89" logos, will travel throughout the state until the Nov. 7 election to visit more than 100 hospitals and other public venues. CNA is labeling the buses "mobile phone banks" because nurses at the hospitals and other citizens will be asked to come into the bus and call voters (California Healthline, 10/27).
The KPBS segment includes comments from Geri Jenkins, a nurse at the University of California-San Diego, and Robin Swanson, a spokesperson for Californians to Stop 89 ("KPBS News," KPBS, 10/30).
A transcript and audio of the segment are available online.
In addition, KPBS' "These Days" on Monday included a discussion of Proposition 89. Guests on the program included Susan Lerner, executive director of the California Clean Money Action Fund, and Ron Nehring, chair of the Republican Party of San Diego and an opponent of the measure (Fudge, "These Days," KPBS, 10/30).
Audio of the segment is available online.
KQED's "Forum" on Tuesday is scheduled to include a discussion of Proposition 89. Guests on the program are scheduled to include:
- Michael Cohen, director of state administration at the Legislative Analyst's Office;
- Michael Lighty, public policy director at CNA; and
- Tony Quinn, former member of the California Fair Political Practices Commission (Krasny, "Forum," KQED, 10/31).