California Supreme Court forced revelation of $11m
By Elaine Elbizri, Letter to the Editor
Palo Alto Online, November 5th, 2012
California Supreme Court forced 'Americans for Responsible
Leadership' to reveal the source of $11 million dollars
they used to campaign against prop 30 and for prop 32.
It took an emergency California Supreme Court ruling on
Sunday to reveal that the $11 million in secret campaign
money spent on Prop 32 and against Prop 30 from an obscure
Arizona nonprofit was actually laundered from other
nonprofits associated with the Koch brothers. This clearly
shows two things.
These hidden donations illustrate that Proposition 32's
claims to be campaign reform are false. Real campaign
reform initiatives aren't pushed by shadowy organizations
that hide who's funding them. And they don't unilaterally
disarm one side while creating special exemptions for
corporations and billionaires. That's why real reform
organizations like the California Clean Money Campaign,
California Common Cause, and the League of Women Voters of
California all oppose Prop 32.
It also illustrates how badly we need to pass the
California DISCLOSE Act next year to strengthen our
disclosure laws and to make sure that political ads have to
show who really pays for them.
Support California Clean Money.
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