Election Day Fly-Over: Stop Prop 17 Airplane Urges LA County: PROTECT YOURSELF FROM INSURERS - NO ON PROP 17

Jun 07, 2010, 17:02 ET from Stop Prop 17

****Stop Prop 17 Takes to the Air, Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 8, 2:30 p.m.6:30 p.m. ****

Stop Prop 17 Banner Plane Will Fly Over LA County Freeways and Voting Booths Warning About Insurance Company Funded Attack on California Drivers

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the David v. Goliath battle over Prop 17, consumer advocates will fly a banner throughout LA County telling voters to "Protect Yourself from Prop 17 - No on Prop 17."  Prop 17, which is entirely funded by insurance companies, would allow car insurers to increase the cost of car insurance for anyone who has had a break in insurance coverage because they were not driving for a period of time for any reason, including not having a car.   

Mercury Insurance has injected $16 million into its deceptive Prop 17 campaign. The Stop Prop 17 campaign is flying the banner plane as part of its final Get-Out-The-Vote effort.

Nearly every newspaper in the state has editorialized AGAINST Prop 17, with warnings such as the following:

The San Jose Mercury News - "a special interest scam"

The San Francisco Chronicle – "a daunting additional cost for those who are desperate to get coverage"

LA Daily News – "a special-interest initiative, pure and simple"

Contra Costa Times – "designed to fool voters"


Fly-over banner telling voters to "Protect Yourself from Insurers - No to Prop 17"


Tuesday, June 8, 2010 from 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.


LA County freeways.

SOURCE Stop Prop 17