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AB 249, 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.

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

• "Follow-the-money" disclosure stops ads from deceiving voters about who pays.

• Applies to television ads, radio ads, robocalls, and print advertising.

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Assemblymembers Kevin Mullin and Marc Levine, authors of AB 249, the 2017 <i>California DISCLOSE Act</i>
Assemblymembers Kevin Mullin and Marc Levine, authors of AB 249, the 2017 California DISCLOSE Act

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Clean Money Victories

Proposition 59, Overturn Citizens United Act, passes!

Berkeley Passes Measure X1 for Public Financing With 65% of the Vote!

Governor Brown Signs SB 1107, Major Step Towards Citizen-Funded Elections!

Governor Brown Signs SB 844 to create online transparency of ballot measure funders

Governor Brown Signs SB 27, historic bill against Dark Money

California makes official call for a U.S. Constitutional Convention to overturn Citizens United

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AB 700 is no-brainer legislation

San Francisco Chronicle, by Sergio Klor de Alva, 6/2/15

"With AB700, we would see who actually pays for ballot proposition ads, by mandating that the top three funders of proposition campaigns disclose themselves clearly in the ads themselves..."  Full story

True funders of state political ads not clear

San Jose Mercury News, by Craig Dunkerley, 5/23/15

"Our state laws do not require the true funders of ads to be clearly and unambiguously disclosed. Instead, if they appear at all, they're in fine print, all caps (hard to read) and usually disguised with some misleading, innocuous sounding name like "Californians for Warm Puppies."..."  Full story

AB 700 will ensure more transparency

San Jose Mercury News, by Nancy Neff, 5/22/15

"In California, too often the true funders of political ads are obfuscated by misleading committee names in a hard-to-read typeface. That's why the Legislature needs to pass AB 700, the California Disclose Act."  Full story