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Alameda, Contra Costa County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Smart Voter Political Philosophy for Loni Hancock

Candidate for
State Senator; District 9

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As State Senator, I'll use my experience in local, state and national government to fight for universal healthcare, strong environmental protections and better schools. I have spent more than three decades as a progressive advocate for excellent education, responsive government and social justice -- serving as one of President Clinton's top education officials, two terms as the first woman elected Mayor of Berkeley and three terms in the State Assembly. As Chair of the Assembly Natural Resources Committee, I co-authored landmark legislation to create an enforceable cap on greenhouse gases, and am helping make California a leader in the fight against global warming. I am proud to be endorsed by the Sierra Club and League of Conservation Voters. In the 1990s, I led the Clinton Administration's efforts in four western states to launch after-school, college preparation and early reading programs. On the Assembly Education Committee, I authored California's exciting new law to improve hands-on learning, promote career exploration and reduce California's unacceptable high school dropout rate. As author of the California Clean Money and Fair Elections Act, I am pushing to get special interest money out of state elections through a publicly financed system based on successful models in Arizona and Maine. I've worked to adopt universal healthcare in California and am proud to be endorsed by the California Nurses Association. My other endorsers include: U.S. Representatives Barbara Lee, George Miller, Ellen Tauscher; State Senator Don Perata, Assemblymember Sandré Swanson. I would be honored to have your vote.

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