Stand Up For Santa Clara
Started 2 petitions
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