All posts tagged: California Fair Political Practices Commission

Dark Money Contributors to Prop 32 Held Accountable for Money Laundering

Late in the battle we fought against Proposition 32 last year, $15 million dollars was contributed to the Yes on 32 campaign in the final weeks before the election. The money was contributed by the Center to Protect Patient Rights and Americans for Responsible Leadership, two out-of-state non-profit organizations, neither of which disclosed the true source of any of the funds. Both groups have known ties to the Koch Brothers, multi-billionaires with a network of political organizations that funneled millions of dollars to ultra-conservative causes and candidates in the past. The day before the election, an operative linked to the Koch brothers admitted that he had laundered the money through the Koch network, but refused to disclose who specifically made the contributions. The No on 32 campaign took aggressive action to expose the true source of these unprecedented “dark money” contributions, leading to an investigation by the California’s Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) and the California Attorney General. With your help, they were able to defeat Proposition 32 on Election Day, but they kept the …

Update From the California Clean Money Campaign

Take Action to Show Support for Real Disclosure Governor Brown Signs One Disclosure Bill (SB 594) and Vetoes Another (SB 3) This month showed both the challenges and progress revealing hidden Big Money donors in California. Governor Brown vetoed a disclosure bill we told you about, yet he signed another. Plus, early next year we face our highest hurdle yet on big disclosure bills like the California DISCLOSE Act. Show you stand with the California Clean Money Campaign in our fight for campaign disclosure: Mixed News: Governor vetoes Sunshine in Campaigns Act bill (SB 3), but requests action We asked you to support SB 3, a bill to begin replacing California’s outmoded online lobbying and campaign finance disclosure system, and you did! Yet, despite hundreds of phone calls, over 8,100 petition signatures, and an editorial by the Los Angeles Times urging him to sign, Governor Brown vetoed SB 3. Authored by Senators Leland Yee and Ted Lieu, and sponsored by California Common Cause and the League of Women Voters of California, SB 3 was the …