Support DISCLOSE Act

By David Akey, Letter to the Editor

On Aug. 20, AB 1648, the California DISCLOSE Act was passed in the state Assembly. This act stops special interests like super PACs from hiding the funders of their ads. The top three funders must have their logos plainly visible in the ad. The intent is for voters to know who's behind TV and other media ads, regardless of special interest groups behind them, e.g., corporations or labor unions.

The DISCLOSE Act, aka the "clean money" act, has 90,000 endorsements at this time including many cities, civic groups, League of Women Voters and citizens. The San Luis Obispo City Council has endorsed it. It is working in the states of Arizona and Maine and is being considered in several other states.

The DISCLOSE/Clean Money Act needs your help. To stay alive, it must pass the state Senate by a majority vote by Friday! Please support this act by contacting state Sen. Sam Blakeslee: State Capitol, Room 4066, Sacramento, CA 95814-4900; 916-651-4015, and request his yes vote on AB 1648. If it passes the California senate, then it will appear on the general election ballot in 2014.

David Okey
Los Osos


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