LOS ANGELES, Calif.–California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said today he will spend the day before the election campaigning against a ballot that would undo a political reform he has championed in years past.
The governor’s office announced he will appear on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall at 10 a.m. Monday to ask voters to turn down Proposition 27, a measure on Tuesday’s ballot that would eliminate the independent Citizens Redistricting Commission’s power to draw state legislative districts.
Organizers said Schwarzenegger will appear with the president of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, the president of the California NAACP, and a director of the California League of Women Voters to ask for a “no” vote on proposition 27.
The governor’s mission is backed by an unusual coalition, ranging from the ACLU and Common Cause on one side of the political spectrum, to the Los Angeles Police Protective League and Valley Industry & Commerce Association on the other, according to Keep Voters First, the group that is leading the opposition to Proposition 27.