07 Feb

It’s your personal information. Take back control!

Dear fellow Democrat,

Every day, big businesses and data brokers collect and sell our personal information without our knowledge or consent. An initiative proposed for the November ballot will give us an unprecedented opportunity to take back control of our own personal information. It’s called The California Consumer Privacy Act.

Under current California law, we do not have the right to find out what information businesses are collecting about us, much less who they are selling that information to.

Additionally, many businesses that collect our personal and private information don’t implement the most basic security measures to keep our data safe, making our identities vulnerable to hackers. That’s why we’ve included strong accountability measures in our initiative when companies breach our data.

The California Consumer Privacy Act will:

  1. Give Californians the right to know what information big businesses are collecting about us & our families;
  2. Give us the power to decide if we want companies to STOP selling our personal information; and;
  3. Hold companies accountable for data breaches and breaking the law.

We need your help. Can we list you as a supporter of the California Consumer Privacy Act?

Together, we can fight against major corporations seeking to profit off our data and take back control of our privacy.

Peace and friendship,

John L. Burton
Former Chair
California Democratic Party

Daraka Larimore-Hall
Vice Chair
California Democratic Party


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07 Feb

Why John Burton Supports Eleni Kounalakis for Lt. Governor

Dear Delegate:

The strength of the Democratic Party relies on activists like you putting your hearts, time, and talent to making sure California continues to lead the nation with a progressive agenda.

Your commitment to progressive values is the key to both our Party and our state’s future, and we need to elect leaders who have the political courage to take on the toughest fights head on and stand up to corporate interests. 

Because there is so much at stake in the upcoming election, I’m fully supporting Eleni Kounalakis for Lieutenant Governor.

I have known Eleni for decades. As a Young Democrat, her first job was with the CDP in 1992, when we helped elect Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer to Washington. Eleni has been fighting for progressive causes and supporting Democratic candidates ever since.

Eleni Kounalakis has the integrity and the resolve to lead California into the future.

She has business experience, but she has no ties to Wall Street. Her story is like many immigrant family stories here in America. Her father came to California as a teenager, worked his ass off and started his own business. Feeling the pull from the family, she worked with her father for 18 years – delivering affordable homes and preserving thousands of acres of open land – until President Obama tapped her to be the Ambassador to Hungary in 2010.

As Lieutenant Governor, Eleni will stand up to the Trump Administration to defend California’s values of equality and diversity – and to big corporate interests to stop them from screwing working families.

Eleni has grit and determination, and I am proud to support her for Lieutenant Governor.

I hope you will join me.

Peace and Friendship,

John Burton

Former CA Democratic Party Chair,*

Former State Senator

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