For Immediate Release Statement From Derek Cressman, Common Cause Vice President Of State Operations,

Written by Derek Cressman (916) 600-7110 on October 31, 2012

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October 31, 2012

Derek Cressman (916) 600-7110

Statement from Derek Cressman, Common Cause Vice President of State Operations,

Regarding Superior Court Decision on FPPC v. Americans for Responsible Leadership

"It's high time we pull back the curtain on the cowardly billionaires or corporations that are hiding behind this out-of-state front group that is working to tilt California's political playing field permanently to their advantage with Proposition 32. We commend the Fair Political Practices Commission for taking swift action and hope that they can bring this rogue group to justice in time for California voters to learn who they really are."

On Friday October 19, Common Cause filed an official complaint with the Fair Political Practices Commission urging them to investigate Americans for Responsible Leadership over their gross violation of California's campaign disclosure laws. Earlier today, California Common Cause, the League of Women Voters of California and the Fair Political Practices Commission announced a partnership to introduce stronger and clearer campaign finance disclosure legislation when the Legislature convenes in 2013.

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