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AB 700, 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 Jimmy Gomez and Marc Levine, authors of AB 700, the 2015 <i>California DISCLOSE Act</i>
Assemblymembers Jimmy Gomez and Marc Levine, authors of AB 700, the 2015 California DISCLOSE Act

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Marin Voice: Legislation aims to neutralize big money in politics

Marin Independent Journal, by Greg Brockbank, 5/9/15

"The public is increasingly dismayed by the torrent of political ads bombarding airwaves and mail boxes at election time. The year 2016 is expected to be a record-breaking year, with estimated expenditures of $3.5 billion..."  Full story

California bill should expose 'dark money' behind campaigns

San Francisco Chronicle, Editorial, 4/28/15

"The U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed their right to spend unlimited amounts, as a matter of free speech. But it did not give them a right to hide their true identity."  Full story

Legislation will help track 'dark money'

San Jose Mercury News, by Craig Dunkerley, 3/25/15

"... voters at least need to be able to see where all this money is coming from. Legislation like the California Disclose Act will bring precisely this kind of transparency to our electoral process."  Full story

Dark Money

San Francisco Chronicle, by David Schmidt, 2/3/15

"Voters have a right to know who's bombarding them with political ads. Thanks to San Francisco state Sen. Mark Leno, there's a simple solution, the California Disclose Act, which would require the top three funders of ballot proposition ads to be shown in large, clear print on their ads, including TV ads..."  Full story

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