Yesterday, former California Speaker Willie Brown wrote something every insider knows: “[US Speaker Nancy Pelosi] is one hell of a fundraiser, and that is what the speaker’s job is all about.” That’s what GFC’s job is all about too. The difference is that our objective is to liberate legislators to serve the general interest. A timely example appeared in an article last week about the California Medical Association, long a power in Sacramento that in September suffered a rare defeat when legislation backed by GFC over CMA’s opposition was enacted into law. That’s liberation funding at work. Before GFC, that legislation would never have made it to the floor of the legislature.
Most legislators really do want to do the right thing but they are surrounded by special interests. Our job is to give them the room to serve the general interest. You can help here.