Mon, Mar 14|
East Rec Center or via Zoom
California Clean Money Campaign
Learn about the California Clean Money Campaign and what Oakmont Progressives can do to support it.
Time & Location
Mar 14, 2022, 7:00 PM
East Rec Center or via Zoom, Santa Rosa, CA 95409, USA
About the event
Come in person or join with Zoom:
The California Clean Money Campaign works to reduce the unfair influence of Big Money in California's elections. CCMC is the state's leading election reform group, sponsor of the California DISCLOSE Act (2017), which mandates clear disclosure of the top three actual contributors on ads for propositions, and candidate ads paid for by independent (of the candidate) expenditures.
This year CCMC is following up on that victory by sponsoring the Ballot DISCLOSE Act, AB 1416, which passed the State Assembly on Jan. 31, to require that the people and organizations signing the pro and con arguments for propositions in the state ballot booklet also be shown on the ballots, so voters will know the leading opponents/proponents when they vote -- since so many voters don't read the ballot booklet, or don't recall the opponents/proponents when they actually vote.
CCMC's long-term goal is "Clean Money" public campaign financing so that candidates for state office, including the legislature, can run viable campaigns without taking any large contributions from anyone. Learn more at www.yesfairelections.org .
David Schmidt, CCMC's volunteer coordinator for San Francisco and the North Bay, is a recently retired writer/editor for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He has been a CCMC volunteer since 2005. David is also an environmental historian who is an expert on the San Francisco Bay Area's environmental history, and plans to publish a book on the subject in 2024. He has represented CCMC in the North Bay Area since 2010. He lives in San Francisco.