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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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Sunshine in Campaigns Act

The California Clean Money Campaign also supports the Sunshine in Campaigns Act:

• SB 2 (Lieu-Yee): 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 27 (Correa): Closes the non-profit reporting loophole. This would prevent future campaigns from receiving millions from donors, or out of state interests, without having to disclose the sources to the Secretary of State.

SB 2 is co-sponsored by our friends at California Common Cause and the League of Women Voters of California, both of which also support SB 52.




Why Clean Money and Fair Elections?

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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.

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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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Carole Stark: State law more important now

Modesto Bee, by Carole Stark, 4/9/14

"This makes the issue of transparency even more crucial and California has two laws ready to be passed addressing this: Senate Bill 27 and SB 52."  Full story

Wilk goes against voter wants

Santa Clarita Valley Signal, by Carole Lutness, 3/6/14

"It baffles me how Wilk goes against what voters clearly want, which is “transparency” in elections. The people want to know who is funding candidates and propositions because this helps them make informed choices and not be manipulated by slick media campaigns..."  Full story

California Disclose Act ensures transparency

San Jose Mercury News, by Craig Dunkerley, 2/18/14

"... Even worse, most of the money for things like political ads is spent anonymously. We could begin to fix this last part by supporting more legislation like the California Disclose Act, SB 52...."  Full story