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Money & Influence 07.2.2019

Common Cause Lauds Reform to LA Matching Funds: Super Match will be More Accessible to Grassroots Candidates 

Today the Los Angeles City Council approved a major reform that will make matching funds more accessible to all candidates running for city office. The amendment, introduced by Councilmember Mike Bonin and seconded by Councilmembers Paul Koretz and David Ryu, lowers the amount that City Council and Citywide candidates need to raise to qualify for the $6 to $1 public matching funds. 

Money & Influence 05.22.2019

Statement on Los Angeles City Council Campaign Finance Vote

The proposed rules are designed to end the real and perceived pay-to-play politics at City Hall.

Money & Influence 04.16.2019

Los Angeles Should Adopt People-Funded Election Rules

California Common Cause urges Los Angeles City Council to make it easier to qualify for matching funds and to adopt people-only campaign contribution rule

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 10.26.2014

Small Donors Still on Sidelines of Congressional Races - Legislation to Change is Stalled in Congress

Big donors continued to dominate California’s congressional campaigns even as we entered the fall campaign season when small donors traditionally became more engaged, according to analysis of campaign finance data for nine diverse* members of Congress by the non-partisan government watchdog organization California Common Cause.

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