For Immediate Release: October 3, 2012
Contact: Stacy Malkan, 510-542-9224, firstname.lastname@example.org
Oakland: In a recent review of campaign ads, the Sacramento Bee has determined that radio ads produced by the “No on 37” campaign are misleading.
Specifically, the Bee singled out four claims repeatedly being made by the $35 million “No on 37” campaign that have been proven false.
False Claim 1: “Prop. 37 bans thousands of common food products.”
Sacbee Fact Check: “Those foods could still be sold.”
False Claim 2: “Prop. 37 would cost Californians millions more in bureaucracy.”
Sacbee Fact Check: “…exaggerates estimates from the non-partisan Legislative Analysts Office.”
False Claim 3: “(Prop. 37 would) increase food costs by hundreds of dollars per year.
Sacbee Fact Check: “That was the conclusion of a study paid for by the No on 37 campaign…No independent studies have confirmed those estimates.”
False Claim 4: Prop. 37 was “written by trial lawyers for trial lawyers.”
SacBee Fact Check: “There is no evidence the measure was inspired or funded by the Trial Lawyer Lobby.”