All posts tagged: Dark money

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 …

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 …