Oppose AB 1038Posted: April 9, 2013
David Curtis, Green Party and Richard Winger in Sacramento to testify against AB 1038.
Hon. Richard Pan
P.O. Box 942849, Room 4164
Sacramento, CA 94249-0005
Subject: AB 1038 Voter registration – OPPOSE
Dear Assembly Member Pan,
(The following is in response to Legislative Counsel’s Digest:)
1. Existing law already specifies conditions regarding payments to or considerations for voter registration assistants.
2. This bill would prohibit a person, company, or other organization from paying voter registration assistants. Attempts at prohibition historically do not function, and break down over time naturally.
3. Penalizing assistants by making their time and work a misdemeanor only rewards the prison building industry.
4. This bill would impose a state mandate with no provision for reimbursement for costs.
I urge the Legislature to reject this ill-conceived and mis-directed legislation.
candidate for Secretary of State
Green Party of California
PO Box 6624
San Rafael, CA 94903
415 233 4721
CC: Mike Feinstein, Spokesperson, Green Party of California