At the beginning of this past legislative session, the California Chamber of Commerce launched a new website asking Californians to help us defeat the worst job killing bills: www.cajobkillers.com. I have good news—thanks to thousands of concerned Californians like you, our program was a success.
While we didn’t have a perfect score, I can report that 28 of the 32 job killers we identified were either defeated in the Legislature or after we urged Governor Brown to use his veto pen.
How bad were these job killers? Here’s just a few of the things these bills would’ve done:
- Increased the cost of doing business in California by creating a new burdensome, California–only mandated benefit for a leave of absence
- Artificially inflate medical damage awards in personal injury cases by allowing an injured party to recover expenses never actually incurred – ultimately increasing not only legal costs, but also insurance rates for California consumers and businesses
Our success has been due to the overwhelming response from people like you who are concerned about California’s jobs climate and favor policies that promote economic growth instead of stagnation.
Our work, however, is far from over because in a few short weeks, the November election will yield almost 50 new politicians in Sacramento. Many of them are campaigning on job killing policies and we need to stop them now before they can ever get to the Capitol.
Will you help us stop the job killers?
It is hard to believe there are politicians campaigning to kill jobs, but they are and we’re doing our best to stop them by defeating them on Election Day.
Consider your contribution to ChamberPAC as a political investment in defeating the politicians who favor a job killing agenda.
Some days it may not seem like it, but we are making positive steps in fighting back against the job-killing mindset that dominates the California Legislature. Please join us in this fight.
Martin R. Wilson
Vice President, Public Affairs
P.S. Want to stop the job killers in their tracks? Join us by following this link and give $10, $25 or even $50 to ChamberPAC so we can elect candidates who value job creation over job decimation.
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