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Money & Influence 12.12.2018

Los Angeles Campaign Finance Coalition Expresses Disappointment in City Council Matching Funds

The City Council continues to take baby steps in campaign finance reform. The $6 to $1 match should entice candidates to spend more time talking to in-district donors rather than chasing wealthy special interests. But we are concerned that the qualifying threshold could be too high for women, young people or community members who are not traditionally at the table. We need a campaign matching fund that allows a diversity of voices to represent our city. As is, this package falls short.

Money & Influence 10.4.2018

Turn $100 into $700 to Promote Grassroots Campaigning in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles City Council on Friday should pass a package of reforms that would turn $100 donations from ordinary residents into $700 donations, if city council and citywide candidates meet certain requirements like participating in a public debate, said California Common Cause Executive Director Kathay Feng. 

Money & Influence 09.20.2018

Political Watchdog Commission, Say No to Bitcoin Campaign Donations

California Common Cause today urged the California Fair Political Practices Commission to not allow campaigns to accept crypto-currency until the emerging technology is better studied and understood. The commission voted 3-1 to disallow the contributions.

Money & Influence 09.20.2018

Common Cause Urges Increase in Campaign Matching Funds to Enhance Voices of Small Donors

California Common Cause today urged the Los Angeles city rules committee to approve a package of public financing reforms that would enhance the influence of small donors on city council and citywide elections and reduce the influence of wealthy, special interest donors.

Money & Influence 08.8.2018

Good Government Groups Unite Against AB 84

SACRAMENTO, Wednesday, August 8, 2018 — A group of California’s major good government organizations announced their joint opposition to AB 84 today and urged California senators to put a brick on the bill before it fast-tracks a flood of special interest campaign donations to legislative leaders.

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