Ca Common Cause Complaint Leads To Fppc Investigation

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October 25, 2012

Phillip Ung (916) 520-4070

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

Regarding Lawsuit Filed by the Fair Political Practices Commission

to Compel Records from Americans for Responsible Leadership

Common Cause complaint leads to FPPC investigation

Sacramento – “We applaud the Fair Political Practices Commission for acting quickly and decisively on our complaint against the out-of-state nonprofit, Americans for Responsible Leadership that contributed $11 million of mysterious and undisclosed campaign to the Small Business Action Committee PAC No on 30/Yes on 32. Today’s lawsuit will compel important records from Americans for Responsible Leadership and will allow the public to see the truth behind the deception.

The blatant disregard for California law and common sense standards of transparency by this shadowy group should give plenty of reason for voters to be skeptical of Proposition 32, whose backers simultaneously claim they want to reduce special interest influence and defend massive, secret, out-of-state donations. By voting No on Proposition 32, voters can show their disgust for the single largest anonymous contribution in California history for the single most deceptive ballot measure campaign in this election.

This money laundering scheme shows neither leadership nor responsibility by out-of-state special interest, the Small Business Action Committee PAC, or the Proposition 32 campaign. Voters should see through this fog of lies and vote No on Proposition 32.”

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