All posts tagged: Clean Elections

Mar 8 – Clean Money Grassroots Summit in Los Angeles

You’re Invited to the CLEAN MONEY GRASSROOTS SUMMIT When Sunday, Marcy 8 in Los Angeles (Culver City) Who’s spending millions of dollars paying for political ads to buy elections while hiding from voters? Last year, Clean Money activists like you and our allies helped pass two historic bills that shine a light on Dark Money and ballot measure spending in California and set an example for the nation, SB 27 (Correa) and SB 844 (Pavley). You also helped build a huge coalition for SB 52 (Leno-Hill), the California DISCLOSE Act, our bill to show voters who’s really behind political ads. It made it further than any such powerful bill has anywhere in the country. We’re coming back this year, because the fight against Dark Money and hidden spending on political ads has just begun. We’ll need to show a huge amount of grassroots support to win, so now’s the time to plan for our major push. That’s why we need you! Join our Southern California Grassroots Summit on March 8 California Clean Money Campaign grassroots …

The Future is Public Financing of Elections

Dear Governor Cuomo, My grandfather, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, was known for bold government action in the face of crisis. We could use a dose of that now. But to lots of people, the federal government itself seems broken and unable to respond to the needs of everyday people. The role of big money in our politics is at the heart of the problem. With Congress deadlocked, the hope for bold government action today lies in the states. And in New York, governor, I’ve seen a glimmer of hope: your proposal for a voluntary system of public financing of election campaigns. My grandfather railed against the corrupting influence of concentrated private power. He insisted that, “The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself.” It’s fair to ask if we’ve reached that point. You propose a small donor public matching program that would incentivize candidates to fundraise from small donors, lessening their reliance on big …

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 …