To the editor: The California Supreme Court's ruling on Proposition 49, a voter instruction calling on Congress to support a constitutional amendment overturning the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, is a monumental victory for democracy. This ruling ensures that we the people can formally voice our disgust about the influence of big money in politics and pressure Congress to take action.
I'm appalled by The Times' cynical view that a voter instruction will "clog the ballot." ("Don't crowd the ballot with Citizens United advisory measure," editorial, Jan. 5)
The ballot is the most powerful way for voters to register their will and demand representation. And this is one of the most important issues of our generation.
Getting big money out of politics and restoring our democracy is only possible by turning up the heat on members of Congress and making sure they feel it. Proposition 49 in California will do this, and it will embolden other states to follow suit.
Holly Mosher, Santa Monica