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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

The last California DISCLOSE Act, SB 52 (Leno-Hill), passed the State Senate and both Assembly committees, but was defeated 48 hours before reaching the Governor's desk.  Read our statement here.

See the California Clean Money Scorecard to see how legislators voted and which were Clean Money Champions.

The fight for the California DISCLOSE Act goes on!

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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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Clean Money Victories

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Governor Brown Signs SB 27, historic bill against Dark Money

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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

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