SB 651, the Petition Disclosure Act -- California Clean Money Campaign
  California Clean Money Campaign

Historic Clean Money Year in Pictures!

Landmark Bills against Secret Money in 2019!

WIN!  Petition DISCLOSE Act (SB 47, Allen).  Made initiative circulators show top 3 funders & lowers costs for grassroots!

WIN!  Text Message DISCLOSE Act (AB 201, Cervantes-Mullin).  Made political text messages show who paid for them!

Clean Money Rolling against Big Money
— 7 of 7 Clean Money Priorities in 2018!

WIN!  Social Media DISCLOSE Act (AB 2188, Mullin).  Makes ads on Facebook, Twitter, etc. show top 3 funders!

WIN!  Restore Net Neutrality to CA (SB 822, Wiener)!

WIN!  Stop Abuse of CA DISCLOSE Act (AB 2155, Mullin).

WIN!  One Website With All Electeds (AB 2707, Mullin).

WIN!  Initial Funding for Open-Source Paper Ballots.

WIN!  Risk-Limiting Election Audits. (AB 2125, Quirk).

Historic Victory Against Secret Money in 2017
— AB 249, California DISCLOSE Act

READ ABOUT the strongest on-ad disclosure law in the nation — and now in effect!  Authored by Assembly Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin and sponsored by the California Clean Money Campaign.

Citizens United unleashed unlimited, anonymous spending on campaigns nationwide.  That's why we sponsored the California DISCLOSE Act and worked for 7 hard years organizing one of the largest grassroots and coalition efforts ever seen in California — resulting in Governor Brown signing AB 249 into law!

• Lets voters know who really is paying for political ads — on the ads themselves.

• Ballot measure and SuperPAC ads will have to clearly and prominently list their three largest funders.

• "Follow-the-money" earmarking disclosure stops ballot measure ads from deceiving voters about who pays.

• Applies to television ads, radio ads, robocalls, print ads, and online ads.

See the story of how Clean Money activists helped us this historic victory here and read the Huffington Post interview of Clean Money President Trent Lange about it here.

But we're not done yet!  We must defend and expand AB 249 to address all the ways secret money tries to buy elections and unfair influence.

Now, help us pass SB 47, the Petition DISCLOSE Act, our bill to require paid initiative signature-gatherers to tell voters who's paying for them, stopping bad initiatives from getting on the ballot by hiding who's behind them!

Why Clean Money and Fair Elections?

Do you think that public officials should be accountable
to voters instead of to big money contributors?  So do we.

The solution is Fair Elections public funding of campaigns for qualified candidates who agree to strict spending limits.

Get politicians out of the fundraising game

Open up the political process

End pay-to-play politics

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Working with nearly 300 statewide, local, and national organizations for California Clean Money and Fair Elections.

The California Clean Money Campaign is a non-partisan 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to achieve an open and accountable government in California by building statewide support for public funding of election campaigns.

The California Clean Money Action Fund is the 501(c)4 advocacy arm of the California Clean Money Campaign

How Did They Vote?

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Previous Victories

Proposition 59, Overturn Citizens United Act, passes!

Berkeley Passes Measure X1 for Public Financing With 65% of the Vote!

Governor Brown Signs SB 1107, Major Step Towards Citizen-Funded Elections!

Governor Brown Signs SB 844 to create online transparency of ballot measure funders

Governor Brown Signs SB 27, historic bill against Dark Money

Other victories...

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Road to Clean Elections

Watch the compelling Bill Moyers video.

Expand campaign funding

San Francisco Chronicle, by David Schmidt, 7/12/23

Assembly Member Lee's bill AB270 allows all cities, counties, and the state to create public campaign financing systems where candidates can get matching funds for small-dollar contributions. This empowers voters and reduces the influence of big-money contributors.  Full story

Letter: We need to get big money out of politics

San Jose Mercury News, by Karen Beck, 1/19/18

"The Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling eight years ago corrupted our democracy by allowing the rich to overrule the rest of us forever... By working locally, we can pass legislation like California DISCLOSE Act which lets the voters follow the money."  Full story

Bringing the dark money of California politics into the light

Orange County Register, by Sharon Quirk-Silva, 9/30/17

The DISCLOSE Act would be the strongest campaign advertisement finance law in the nation. California should set an example for this great nation, and ensure that our politics represent the people, not big-money corporations.  Full story