Thursday, June 25, 2015

Clean government organization is promoting AB 700, funding disclosure for ballot measures and ads

This meeting is past, but the AB 700 content links and information are timely, so I'm posting it.  Duh, I set up the article without paying attention to the event date. Want to announce an event or a meeting, send us the information in advance; otherwise, this could happen to your group too (lol). 

From Pacifica Tribune/Meetings, 6/23/15, "Democrats' Meeting."

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Support voter ballot and ad disclosure,
and stop hidden money and influence. 
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Gosh, that legislation was a surprise,
but think I'll quit anyhow, August 6th.
"Regional coordinator of California Clean Money Campaign, David Schmidt is the featured speaker at the upcoming Pacifica-Daly City Democrats monthly meeting on Saturday, June 20. The breakfast meeting is held in the rear banquet room of the Sharp Park Golf Course Restaurant, Sharp Park Blvd. and Hwy 1 in Pacifica.

David Schmidt will speak about the nonprofit, nonpartisan sponsor of AB700, the California DISCLOSE act (Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections) which would require clear, readable disclosure of the top three funders of ballot proposition campaigns on all print ads and top two funders for radio ads.

David is the author of Citizen Lawmakers: The Ballot Initiative Revolution. The book covers the history and impact of ballot proposition campaigns in all fifty states. The general public is invited. It is not necessary to be a member of the club or be a Democrat to attend. A full breakfast is offered at $12; continental breakfast at $6; coffee only at $3. No purchase is required. Doors open at 9 a.m. The meeting runs from 9:30am-11:30am. For any questions or to RSVP, please contact Judy Heldberg, club president, at 

Reference AB 700 Assembly Bill, introduced by Assembly Members Jimmy Gomez and Marc Levine, 2/25/15. California Clean Money Campaign sponsor, AB 700 general provisions:  "Lets voters know who really is paying for political ads — on the ads themselves. Ballot measure ads will have to clearly and prominently list their three largest funders. "Follow-the-money" disclosure stops dark money from hiding. Applies to all kinds of political ads, including TV, radio, print, and websites."  Learn more. 

Related, general Pacifica-Daly City Democrats Club information - Pacifica Tribune, 6/23/15, "What's happening in Pacifica."

Note photographs - Data disclosure split from MKK, disclosure platform, central securities depository, Turkey.  Hiding "read before you're ready to respond" Jon Stewart from a Huffington Post article.

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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