David Curtis has initiated an administrative action against the Commission on Presidential Debates through the agency of the IRS. He is asking the IRS to revoke the CPD's non-profit tax status on the basis CPD violates their non-profit, non-partisan mission by routine, over the course of decades, exclusion of 3rd parties from the televised debates via the mechanism of a polling criteria that is virtually impossible to meet given the complicity of for-profit polling agencies.
Curtis calls for the CPD to remove the criteria 3 or be stripped of their non-profit status and barred from organizing subsequent debates, current and future election cycle debates to be hosted by other independent public entities with inclusion of all balloted candidates mandatory.
1. Initial complaint was filed 29 February 2012 with the IRS internal investigative division.
2. Support document was filed 15 March 2012 with the IRS internal investigative division.
David Curtis and Richard Winger after testifying in opposition to AB 1038
today in Sacramento, CA.
Letter in opposition:
Hon. Richard Pan
P.O. Box 942849, Room 4164
Sacramento, CA 94249-0005
Subject: AB 1038 Voter registration – OPPOSE
Dear Assembly Member Pan,
(this is in response to the Legislative Council's Digest)
1. Existing law already specifies conditions regarding payments to or considerations for voter registration assistants.
2. This bill would prohibit a person, company, or other organization from paying voter registration assistants. Attempts at prohibition historically do not function, and break down over time naturally.
3. Penalizing assistants by making their time and work a misdemeanor only rewards the prison building industry.
4. This bill would impose a state mandate with no provision for reimbursement for costs.
I urge the Legislature to reject this ill-conceived and mis-directed legislation.
candidate for Secretary of State
Green Party of California
PO Box 6624
San Rafael, CA 94903
415 233 4721
CC: Mike Feinstein, Spokesperson, Green Party of California
photo by Jesse Moorman