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Money & Influence 09.29.2016

California Takes Major Step Toward Citizen-Funded Elections

Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation to give citizens a greater voice in California’s democracy. Senate Bill 1107, by Sen. Ben Allen, D-Santa Monica, gives local governments and the state the choice to enact citizen-funded election programs. California Common Cause sponsored the bill with the California Clean Money Campaign.

Money & Influence 09.1.2016

Legislature Allows Local and State Choice to Create Citizen Funded Election Systems

Sacramento – Today, the Legislature showed bipartisan support for Senate Bill 1107 (Allen, Hancock, Chiu, Gonzalez), which would enable the state and local governments to address special interest money in politics with citizen funded election systems by amplifying the voices of small donors and everyday voters. California Common Cause is a sponsor of this bill.

Money & Influence 07.15.2016

Re: SB 1107 (Allen) Political Reform Act of 1974 – SUPPORT

Dear Senator Allen: On behalf of the City of Oakland, I am writing in strong support of Senate Bill 1107 (Allen) The Political Reform Act of 1974, which would restore much needed control to local governments and the state to enact new options for election campaign funding.

Money & Influence 04.7.2016

RE: Senate Bill 1107 – Accountable Elections – SUPPORT

Dear Senator Allen, On behalf of California Common Cause and our members, I am writing with a letter of support for Senate Bill 1107, which would restore control to local governments and the state to enact new options for election campaign funding.

Money & Influence 10.16.2015

L.A. City Councilmember’s bold idea to curb campaign spending

Only five months into his term as a newly elected Los Angeles City Councilmember, David Ryu is already starting to shake things up at City Hall when it comes to campaign finance reform.

Money & Influence 04.23.2015

Money Talks: The State of Public Financing in California

The need for restructuring our campaign finance system has never been so dire. One reform with particular promise is the use of public funds to amplify the voice of everyday citizens in political campaigns. Public Financing helps to reduce corruption, hold politicians accountable and create a government of, by, and for the people.

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