The Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act released this update:

We received notice today that the California Supreme Court will be scheduling oral arguments on May 8 to hear the lawsuit brought by the governor and Legislature to remove the Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act from the ballot. 

What it means: We are confident we will win this case after making our arguments before the Court. Our team has a strong legal case that it would violate decades of precedence for the Court to preemptively remove an initiative before voters can decide its fate

Why we remain confident: Our legal team is already prepared for this scenario. For decades, the Court has zealously guarded voters’ right to use the initiative process, adopting a longstanding tradition of letting Californians decide at the ballot box in all but the clearest of cases of a constitutional revision. 

  • We have already built a robust coalition of more than 150 organizations supporting the Taxpayer Protection Act that spans social justice, veterans, small businesses, elected leaders, and business groups across California. Many of these groups have submitted court documents in support of our case.  

Next steps: The Court will hear the case on May 8 in San Francisco. 

  •  The Court could decide to dismiss the case or issue a ruling closer to the June 27 deadline to finalize the November ballot. 
  •  We look forward to defending voters’ rights to make critical changes to their government directly at the ballot box—which has never been more crucial, especially at a time when the power of the Legislature and Governor are vested in the hands of so few and they are doing everything in their power to stop this popular initiative. 

Removing the Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act would be a considerable blow to California’s proud legacy of promoting and protecting the democratic rights of its voters. For more information visit: