Prop. 59 calls on elected officials throughout the state to do everything in their power to change the US Constitution when it comes to campaign financing.
Bob Stern, a longtime expert on California’s ballot measure process, says this measure was prompted by the US Supreme Court’s landmark ruling several years ago in the Citizens United case. And he predicts that voters will probably approve Prop 59 by a landslide. But even if that’s the case, the measure may not have much of an impact.
KCRW talked to Bob Stern about this measure and whether putting it on the ballot can actually change anything. He starts by defining Citizens United. Listen below: