Stand Up For Santa Clara
Started 3 petitions
Tell Investigators: Stop the 49ers’ Dark Money Campaign Spending in Santa Clara Elections
Prior to the March 3 Presidential Primary Election, City of Santa Clara officials uncovered another possible “dark money” scheme by the 49ers. It turns out the team spent more than $650,000 to buy a Santa Clara city election -- and they tried to do it anonymously. They hid some of the money until the City Clerk caught them, all because they want to have more control over the City Council. Please sign this petition to support investigations by state and local authorities that will uncover and stop the 49ers' dark money spending in Santa Clara elections. You’ll be helping a grassroots group of residents who aren’t afraid to stand up to the 49ers -- the 6th wealthiest sports franchise in America worth more than $3 billion. It's Deja Vu All Over Again If this sounds familiar, that's because we’ve caught the 49ers trying to cut backroom deals and use dark money before. In 2015, the 49ers tried to secretly take over the Youth Soccer Park and turn it into their gameday VIP parking lot. We fought them and won. After that victory, we started Stand Up for Santa Clara -- a watchdog organization fighting for an open, honest and transparent government in the city of Santa Clara. We're a grassroots organization staffed by dedicated volunteers working to educate and engage residents. In 2016, the 49ers had close ties to a mysterious dark money group, BluPAC. They tried to take over the City Council. We exposed them and won. Let's Stop the 49ers' Dark Money Now, we need the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) and the Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen to investigate the 49ers' latest political mistake. We want clean campaigns in Santa Clara. We don’t want an NFL football team trying to take over the City Council. The 49ers tried to take the Youth Soccer Park. They tried to lower their own stadium rent. They want to change the stadium curfew to make more money at the expense of local neighborhoods. Please sign the petition to stop dark money and support clean campaigns.
Demand Ann Ravel & McManis Faulker Reveal the Dark Money Funding Behind Their Lawsuit
On October 24, Mercury News reporter Emily DeRuy wrote that a lawsuit was filed against Santa Clara Mayor Lisa Gillmor. It alleges that Gillmor filled out her economic interests forms incorrectly -- which turns out to be a false allegation - according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney. Was a gullible reporter duped? The real story is that “dark money” (undisclosed donors) may be using the judicial system to influence a local political campaign. The irony is Ann Ravel -- a vocal opponent of political dark money -- is the McManis Faulkner lawyer using judicial dark money. Ravel should be honest and disclose who is funding a frivolous lawsuit, especially because it may be an NFL team -- the San Francisco 49ers -- trying to secretly influence local politics in the city where their stadium and headquarters are located. If you support transparency and oppose dark money being used in our political or judicial system, please sign the petition. Click on these questions to learn more: Why is It Frivolous? Who’s Behind the Lawsuit? Is It the 49ers? Is This Judicial “Dark Money” Entering Politics? Will Ann Ravel Be Honest or Hypocritical?
Because of Sexual Harassment, Santa Clara City Councilman Dominic Caserta Should Resign
Dominic Caserta has been accused of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior by young campaign staffers and his students at Santa Clara High School -- some of them minors. Caserta is now listed on Creep Sheet, an international encyclopedia of public figures accused of sexual assault and harassment. Recently, four potential victims have filed police reports with the Santa Clara Police Department. But Caserta's sexual harassment of students has existed for decades. (Source: KTVU and NBC Bay Area, May 10) In 2002, a school principal told Caserta that the district found “sufficient evidence” that his sexually charged comments and actions created “a hostile work environment” for students. (Source: Metro Newspaper, May 9) This is unacceptable. He has harmed innocent young people and shamed himself, his family, Santa Clara High School, the Santa Clara Unified School District, the Santa Clara City Council, and the good people of the Mission City. Caserta doesn't show remorse and won't take responsibility for his actions. (Source: Mercury News, May 9) Sign the Petition to demand his immediate resignation from the Santa Clara City Council. #MeToo #DominicCaserta