New Robert Greenwald-Produced Film Documents Arnold Schwarzenegger's Struggle With California Nurses -- and How it Launched a Movement to Clean Up Corruption in Politics OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Nurses Association, Brave New Films, and award-winning producer Robert Greenwald will premier Nurses Vs. Arnold: Terminating Political Corruption, a film documenting the historical struggle the California Nurses Association engaged in with Arnold Schwarzenegger over a patient-safety law.This struggle is widely credited with sparking Schwarzenegger's fall in approval ratings from near 70% to 35% over a few months and the defeat of his special election initiatives last fall. This year, the nurses have followed up that campaign by sponsoring Proposition 89 on the November ballot, to reduce the influence of special-interest donors over politics and clean up political corruption.
The film will premiere simultaneously in three historic theaters, and will serve as the basis of a massive grassroots organizing campaign around the state that will bring thousands of activists together in hundreds of house parties and other venues to fight for the passage of Prop. 89, and will also be distributed to activists online.
What: Premiere of Nurses Vs. Arnold
When: Thursday, August 24, 7:00 p.m.
Where: - Los Angeles: The Music Box Theater, 6126 Hollywood Boulevard
- Sacramento: The Crest Theater, 1013 K Street
- Oakland: The Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Avenue
CNA has sponsored Prop. 89 as an antidote to the current corrupt campaign finance system. Based on election laws already succeeding in Arizona, Maine, and Connecticut, Prop. 89, the California Clean Money and Fair Elections Act, sets tougher limits on contributions from corporations, unions and private individuals and establishes provides public financing for candidates who reject private money. It also closes current campaign finance loopholes and bars contributions to candidates by professional lobbyists and state contractors. It contains tough penalties for candidates who break the law, including jail time and removal from office.
Aug 16, '06
MANY of my colleagues will be attending.