SOURCE: Technology Leadership Political Action Committee

October 31, 2008 15:37 ET

Technology Leadership Political Action Committee (TLPAC) Declares Support for Proposition 11

Southern California Technology Leaders Join With Other Organizations and Community Leaders in Demonstrating Bipartisan Support of Prop. 11 as a Means to Instill Greater Accountability

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - October 31, 2008) - The Technology Leadership Political Action Committee (TLPAC), a bipartisan organization committed to increasing participation among Southern California's high-tech community to impact public policy issues vital to economic growth and quality of life, joins other groups in support of Proposition 11 on the Nov. 4 California ballot.

"California's high-tech industry leads the world in innovation across all segments of technology, economy and government," said Oli Thordarson, chair, TLPAC and chief executive officer, Alvaka Networks Inc. "We support Prop. 11 because we believe it will allow state legislators to more effectively address critical challenges facing our state, including encouraging growth and innovation in the technology industry."

"Although we were disappointed that Prop. 11 did not address congressional redistricting, it is a step forward toward increased accountability among state-elected officials," said Tim Jemal, executive director, TLPAC and CEO, Jemal Public Affairs. "We believe that Prop. 11 will put into place a process that is far superior to the current system, where state legislators draw their own district boundaries."

If passed, Prop. 11 will create a 14-person independent citizen commission to draw fair legislative districts, keeping communities, cities and counties intact. The commission will be comprised of five Democrats, five Republicans and four individuals from other parties. Under Prop. 11, the redistricting process will be open to public input.

About Technology Leadership Political Action Committee

Formed in February 2008, the Technology Leadership Political Action Committee (TLPAC) is a bipartisan organization with a mission to increase political participation among Southern California's high-tech community to impact public policy issues vital to economic growth and quality of life in our region. Learn more at www.tlpac.com.

Contact Information

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    Jemal Public Affairs
    Timothy Jemal
    949-636-8946
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    714-862-1112
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