Say What? California Needs More Legislators?!

9573856_origIn 2013, Calfornia Assemblywoman Shannon Grove, R-Bakersfield, pushed an initiative for a part-time Legislature.  While it didn’t make it, she brought attention to a system that is badly shattered which then brought to the forefront other ideas for reform.

Enter John Cox, a businessman, radio host from Illinois and former Cook County (which includes Chicago) Republican Party Chairman, is promoting the proposed California ballot initiative to create a Neighborhood Legislature, returning the power back to the people.  He explains it in this brief You Tube video.

The enormous campaign contributions from big labor unions and special interest groups play an immense role in California and our nation’s politics.  As a result, voters not only in California, but throughout our nation, have grown disenchanted with our political process and believe we no longer have a say in government affairs.

How can this be accomplished?

It’s called the Neighborhood Legislature Initiative and according to their brochure:

It’s Small Neighborhood Districts

The Neighborhood Legislature Initiative is a bold reform of Californian’s political system that is destined to return power back to ordinary citizens.

By creating small neighborhood districts, legislators will represent far fewer people.  Assembly members will represent only about 10,000 ensuring a far more direct connection with those they represent.

It’s a Citizen Legislature.

Under the Neighborhood Legislature system, ordinary citizens can successfully run for office without the need for hundreds of thousands of dollars in political contribution.  Campaigns will be true grassroots efforts dependent on genuine support from local residents.

What do you think?  Is this something each state can adopt?

Lainie Sloane

Lainie Sloane started her grassroots political activism as a Teen Age Republican (TAR) when she was 14 years old, helping her local College Republicans. In addition to serving on various local and state campaign committees and managing GOP Campaign Headquarters for two presidential elections, Lainie was awarded an Indiana Honorary Indiana Secretary of State for her extraordinary leadership skills and dedication to maintaining our freedoms. After she married Los Angeles native and former entertainer, J.P. Sloane, Lainie worked in management at Sony Pictures, Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros. Animation and assisted in the development and start-up of a retro record label with Dick Clark Productions and Brown Sugar Productions. Recently, her political activities consisted of being on the leadership team for California Assemblyman Tim Donnelly's gubernatorial campaign and co-hosted a Blog Talk Radio Show, Vast Right Wing Conspiracy. She resides in Southern California with her husband, Dr. J.P. Sloane and their daughter, Shannon Sloane, where she is a music publishing business consultant and works as an insurance broker and assists her husband, Dr. Sloane, in the final editing stages of his book, The God of the Bible Is Not Allah, a condensed three-volume course exposing Islam, including select surahs from the Koran in a parallel Bible-Koran format. Lainie can be contacted at and on Twitter @LainieSGP.

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