Ballot Initiatives

Participating from Colorado, Jennie Bowser provided an overview of the role and history of ballot initiatives as well as those on the… read more

Participating from Colorado, Jennie Bowser provided an overview of the role and history of ballot initiatives as well as those on the ballot in the November elections. She provided background in initiatives dealing with gay rights, medical malpractice and measure that affect business. Ms. Bowser also responded to questions and comments from viewers.

Participating by telephone from Maine, Tim Russell and Ted O’Meara spoke about Question 1 on the Ballot. It asks residents of Maine if they want to reject a law passed by the State legislature that would extend civil rights protections to all people regardless of sexual orientation. Mr. Russell participated from Augusta, while Mr. O’Meara telephoned from Portland.

Participating by telephone from California, Mindy Spatt and Stan Pellissier spoke about Proposition 80. If approved, it would impose new regulations on the electric service providers in California. Ms. Spratt participated from San Francisco, while Mr. Pellissier telephoned from Sacramento. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Jennie Bowser Analyst National Conference of State Legislatures->Election Policy
  • Connie Doebele Senior Executive Producer C-SPAN->BookTV
  • Ted O'Meara Senior Adviser Maine Won't Discriminate
  • Stan Pellissier Manager Campaign for Reliable Electricity
  • Tim Russell Legislative Liaison Christian Civic League of Maine
  • Mindy Spatt Director Utility Reform Network (TURN)->Media Advocacy
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Oct 31, 2005

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  • Oct 31, 2005 | 9:07am EST | C-SPAN 1
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