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East County News Service

May 11, 2017 (San Diego’s East County) – State Senator Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) has earned an “F” grade from Courage Campaign on its “People’s Report Card”  The “courage score” rating measures  how well  legislators “stand up for constituents over corporations or special interest groups that seek to exploit Californians, particularly the poor, disadvantaged, and communities of color,” according  to the website.  Anderson received a zero – the worst possible score.

Among the measures Anderson voted against were bills that would:

  • Allow  victims affected by environmental disasters to hold companies responsible (prompted by the Aliso canyon gas leak that forced families out of homes for months)
  • Require more accountability from charter schools, after state authorities found $80 million in waste at publicly funded charters
  • Ensure fair overtime pay for farm workers
  • Strengthen regulations to increase access to clean water
  • Improve water and wastewater services in poor communities
  • Help dependable renters avoid inaccurate eviction lists
  • Protect families from foreclosure after death of a family member
  • Eliminate criminal sentences for  minors trafficked in prostitution
  • Allow local governments to enact public financing of campaigns to get big money out of politics

View full list, with links to more information on these and other bills: