Shortly 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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