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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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Letter: Disclose Act

Ventura County Star, by Allen Dirrim, 8/23/14

"Tell Assemblyman Jeff Gorell to continue his support for getting dark money out of politics at 916-319-2044. Tell him to make sure this vote happens, and that he votes yes."  Full story

Disclosure needs OK

San Luis Obispo Tribune, by William Arkfeld, 8/22/14

"We are now in the last two weeks of the legislative session. The Assembly has many bills to consider, but clearly SB 52 is the most important. So let’s turn up the pressure on our Assembly members to fix this mess and pass SB 52."  Full story

Glenda Olsen: 'Disclose' the secret donors

Modesto Bee, by Glenda Olsen, 5/31/14

"Sen. Cannella has already voted for [SB 52]. Assemblymember Olsen should do the same when she gets a chance this summer. If you want the light to shine on who is behind the political ads that bombard us at election time, call Assemblymember Olsen and encourage a “yes” vote."  Full story