Prop 32 would ban corporate and union campaign contributions - and automatic paycheck deductions for political purposes. That last provision could cripple labor's political muscle, and many analysts say that's what this fight is all about. Here's the "Yes on 32" ad, funded by a conservative Super-PAC in Iowa:
Yes on 32 ad: "…deals cut in
shadows and back rooms. With contributions, big corporations
and government unions control politicians. It's killing
And here's the "No on 32" ad paid for by labor unions:
No on 32 ad: "…the groups funding
Prop 32 have exempted themselves. So those special interests will
have free rein to give themselves more tax breaks while the middle
class pays the price..."
Those won't be the only ads on California airwaves. Several other proposition campaigns are starting theirs as well.