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Historic victory over Dark Money!

Governor Brown signed SB 27, the bill to force Dark Money non-profits to reveal their secret funders when they try to influence California elections.  As California Clean Money Campaign President Trent Lange was quoted in the Sacramento Bee"Governor Brown's signature of SB 27 marks a turning point in the fight to reveal secret funders of political campaigns. It starts to shed light on dark money in California and serves as an example for the entire nation."

This win came after 40,000 people signed the petition for SB 27 and more than 1,000 called.
We'll need an even bigger effort to pass the upcoming California DISCLOSE Act (SB 52) — the bill to make political ads show who really pays for them.  So get involved now!

Read more about the historic victory over Dark Money in our press release.

Sign to thank Governor Brown for signing SB 27!

       SB 52, the California DISCLOSE Act
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SB 52, the California DISCLOSE Act

Citizens United unleashed unlimited, anonymous corporate spending on campaigns nationwide.  That's why we're sponsoring the California DISCLOSE Act:

• Lets voters know who really is paying for political ads — on the ads themselves.

• Political ads will have to clearly and prominently list their three largest funders.

• "Follow-the-money" disclosure stops special interests from hiding.

• Applies to all kinds of political ads, including television, radio, print advertising, and websites.

The DISCLOSE Act will change the Big Money game

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Senators Mark Leno and Jerry Hill
Senators Mark Leno and Jerry Hill,
authors of SB 52,
the California DISCLOSE Act.

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California Clean Money Campaign also supports:

SB 1272 (Lieu), the Overturn Citizens United Act:  Will put a proposition on this November's ballot that will let California voters demand that Congress create a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and says that corporations aren't people, and money isn't speech.
Sign the petition for SB 1272!

AJR 1 (Gatto):  Official call for an Article V constitutional convention "for the sole purpose of proposing an amendment to the United States Constitution that would limit corporate personhood for purposes of campaign finance and political speech and would further declare that money does not constitute speech and may be legislatively limited."
Sign the petition for AJR 1!

SB 2 (Lieu), part of the Sunshine in Campaigns Act: Requires candidates to Stand By Their Ad, requires more disclosures on slate mailers, and raises fines on violations of campaign, lobbying, or ethics laws.

SB 844 (Pavley):  Requires the ballot pamphlet to provide links to an online listing of the top ten funders for and against each ballot measure on the Secretary of State website.

Why Clean Money and Fair Elections?

Do you think that public officials should be accountable
to voters instead of to big money contributors?  So do we.

The solution is Fair Elections funding of campaigns for qualified candidates who agree to strict spending limits.

Get politicians out of the fundraising game

Open up the political process

End pay-to-play politics

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The California Clean Money Campaign is a non-partisan 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to achieve an open and accountable government in California by building statewide support for public funding of election campaigns.

The California Clean Money Action Fund is the 501(c)4 advocacy arm of the California Clean Money Campaign

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More transparency a must in California politics

Merced Sun-Star, by Taylor Kollmann, 5/25/14

Gray should join Cannella and vote for the California Disclose Act to require political ads to list their top funders. This is an opportunity to bring much-needed transparency and accountability to the misleading political ads that bombard the airwaves each election.  Full story

Give L.A.'s regular voters a bigger voice

Los Angeles Daily News, by David Donnelly and Trent Lange, 4/30/14

"If the City Council adopts these participatory recommendations, Los Angeles will become one of the leaders in ensuring elections are about people, not big campaign checks..."  Full story

Yee just a small part of a much larger problem

San Jose Mercury News, by Eileen Sargent, 4/27/14

"I'm grateful that two Bay Area senators, Sen. Mark Leno and Sen. Jerry Hill, are working to pass the California DISCLOSE Act, SB 52, to require political ads to list their top three funders..."  Full story