Gov. Brown Should Sign the Disclose Act; LWVC Supports

The California League supports the Disclose Bill which recently passed the Legislature and is on Governor Brown’s desk. The California Clean Money Campaign reports that more than 100,000 Californians have signed petitions for the California DISCLOSE Act this year to stop Dark Money from deceiving voters about who really pays for political ads. The legislature responded by passing AB 249 in overwhelming bipartisan votes. Now, Governor Brown has until October 15th to decide whether to sign or veto the bill. y AB 249 supporters rallied Thursday, Sept 21 in Sacramento to ask Gov. Brown to sign the Disclose Act and stop secrete money.

The California Clean Money Campaign explains:
Why We Must Stop Secret Money in Political Ads

The Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision unleashed unlimited, anonymous spending on campaigns. Over $1 billion was spent on California ballot measures & SuperPAC ads from 2012 to 2016, almost all by donors hiding behind misleading names like “Stop Special Interest Money Now” or “Californians Against Higher Health Care Costs”.

That’s why we must pass the California DISCLOSE Act so people know who’s really paying for political ads.
Require the top three funders of ballot measure ads and candidate ads paid for by outside groups to be shown clearly and unambiguously on the ads themselves.
Stop funders from hiding from disclosure on ads behind misleading committee names.

Tell voters who is really funding propositions and attack ads when it counts!
For more info on the California DISCLOSE Act, and how it will stop hidden influence of Big Money special interests, see our home page:

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