|Sent on:||Friday, August 10, 2012 3:05 PM|
The California DISCLOSE Act still needs one more vote!
Due to fierce opposition from special interests who want to keep hiding when they pay for political ads, AB 1648 has not yet gotten through the Assembly. However, due to the overwhelming grassroots support for it, the bill was amended to give us more time. We have until 8/31/12 to get it passed in both the Assembly and Senate.
San Diego's role is crucial in passing AB 1648. Signature gathering, data entry, phone calling and other tasks will help boost the California DISCLOSE Act to victory!
So come attend the California Clean Money Campaign
Working Group / Organizing Meeting
Tuesday, August 14th, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Reservations not required but appreciated
The Supreme Court's Citizens United decision unleashed unlimited, anonymous corporate spending on campaigns. In California, nearly $200 million was spent on November 2010 ballot measures alone, most by corporations hiding behind misleading committees like"Stop Hidden Taxes". That's why we need to pass AB 1648 (Brownley), the California DISCLOSE Act, to make sure that people know who is really paying for political ads.
The California DISCLOSE Act would:
1) Replace current deceptive "Paid for by" disclosures with real disclosure, making the top funders of the ad boldly and explicitly clear ON THE ADS THEMSELVES.
2) Create serious new disclosure requirements for slate mailers
· E.g. Require slates to show when independent expenditure groups pay for candidate endorsements.
3) Require that ads have a link to a website showing the top ten funders.
Tell voters who is really funding propositions and attack ads when it counts! For more info on AB 1648, California DISCLOSE Act and how it will stop hidden influence of Big Money special interests, see our home page: www.YesFairElections.org.