Shining the Light on Money in Politics in CA

cash-cuShortly before Election Day last November, an out-of-state nonprofit organization made an $11 million contribution to a California ballot measure committee that clearly violated California law. The League of Women Voters is leading the campaign to California’s campaign contribution disclosure laws. The League is focusing on a ‘package’ of bills which addresses three broad areas:

End the “dark money” loophole: Prevent the use of nonprofits and Super PACs to hide the real sources of campaign funds.

Enforce the rules: Strictly enforce all the campaign regulations and ensure that penalties are sufficiently painful to make compliance more likely.

Improve filings and disclosure:

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

· Make it easy, clear and quick for Californians to see who is contributing where

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