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Historic Clean Money Year in Pictures!




AB 249, the California DISCLOSE Act

We did it!  Citizens United unleashed unlimited, anonymous spending on campaigns nationwide.  That's why we sponsored the California DISCLOSE Act and worked for 7 hard years organizing one of the largest grassroots and coalition efforts ever seen in California — resulting in Governor Brown signing AB 249 into law!  It:

• Lets voters know who really is paying for political ads — on the ads themselves.

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

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

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


See the story of how Clean Money activists helped us this historic victory here and read the Huffington Post interview of Clean Money President Trent Lange about it here.

But we're not done yet!  We must defend AB 249 and closely watch advertisers to make sure they don't cheat it or find ways around it.

Now, help us pass SB 651, the Petition Disclosure Act, our bill to require paid initiative signature-gatherers to tell voters who's paying for them, stopping bad initiatives from getting on the ballot by hiding who's behind them!






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

Landmark, first-in-the-nation campaign disclosure legislation, California DISCLOSE Act, signed by Governor Brown!

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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Road to Clean Elections

Watch the compelling Bill Moyers video.

Better defenses for our election systems

San Francisco Chronicle, by John Diaz, 4/13/18

Meanwhile, in Sacramento, state Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, D-San Mateo, has written AB2188 to require social medial platforms to disclose the true identity of the funders of political advertisements. The Mullin bill is a natural extension of his Disclose Act, signed into law last year. This bill belongs on the must-do list in Sacramento.  Full story

Letter: We need to get big money out of politics

San Jose Mercury News, by Karen Beck, 1/19/18

"The Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling eight years ago corrupted our democracy by allowing the rich to overrule the rest of us forever... By working locally, we can pass legislation like California DISCLOSE Act which lets the voters follow the money."  Full story

Bringing the dark money of California politics into the light

Orange County Register, by Sharon Quirk-Silva, 9/30/17

The DISCLOSE Act would be the strongest campaign advertisement finance law in the nation. California should set an example for this great nation, and ensure that our politics represent the people, not big-money corporations.  Full story

Here’s a bill that will help you figure out who’s trying to buy your vote

Sacramento Bee, by Senator Henry Stern and Assemblymember Mark Berman, 9/27/17

Voters should have the right to know the identities of people and organizations asking for their votes. By no longer allowing special interests to hide behind meaningless committee names, AB 249 would serve as an example to the nation for achieving more meaningful campaign disclosure.  Full story