New CA League Action on Disclosure

moneypoliticsMoney in Politics: Disclosure LegislationCA League of Women Voters members are leaders in the exciting effort to strengthen California’s campaign contribution disclosure laws. We are sponsoring with California Common Cause the Sunshine in Campaigns Act, a package of bills which addresses three broad areas:


1. Election filings and disclosure:

• Make it easy, clear and quick for Californians to see who is contributing where, with improved disclosure of who is funding all campaign committees, ads, and slate mailers

• Make it simpler for campaigns to make their reports—with online filing and schedules more like federal reporting schedules

2. End the “dark money” loophole that could let nonprofits and Super PACs hide the real sources of campaign funds

  • •Shortly before Election Day last November, an out-of-state nonprofit organization made an $11 million contribution to a California ballot measure committee in clear violation of California law

3.  Enforcement

  • • Strictly enforce all campaign regulations
  • •Increase penalties to make compliance more likely

Read our statement about SB 2 and watch for more information as legislative committee hearings begin.

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