A group of progressive organizations is trying to take on the California Chamber of Commerce’s influence at the Capitol.
The groups, which include large labor, environmental and social justice organizations like the Service Employees International Union California, California Labor Federation, Sierra Club and Planned Parenthood, said at a Wednesday press conference that the chamber’s annual “job killer” list of legislation opposed by the business lobby has too much influence over lawmakers’ decisions . The groups’ members said they wanted to present a progressive alternative.
“The simple reason is that as much progress as we have made, we can and must do better.”
Antionette Dozier, Senior Attorney with Western Center on Law & Poverty