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Prop. 32: Campaign Finance Reform or an Attack on Unions?


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Cash donations for democratic presidential hopeful and former U.S. Sen. John Edwards (D-NC) are seen at a fund-raiser August 1, 2007 in San Francisco, California.
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Cash donations for democratic presidential hopeful and former U.S. Sen. John Edwards (D-NC) are seen at a fund-raiser August 1, 2007 in San Francisco, California.

Billed as a campaign finance reform initiative by supporters, Proposition 32 seeks to limit political contributions by unions and corporations in California. Detractors claim the proposition is an assault on labor unions and would all but eliminate union influence in politics. We take up the debate over Prop. 32.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • ArLyne Diamond, Assembly candidate for the 25th district (which includes parts of Alameda and Santa Clara counties) and founder of Diamond Associates, a management consulting firm
  • John Logan, associate professor and director of labor studies at San Francisco State University, and senior labor policy specialist at the U.C. Berkeley Labor Center.

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