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Green Chamber Endorses AB 1148: CA Disclose Act – Help Us Pass It Through CA Assembly Appropriations Committee Tomorrow, Jan. 19

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 19, 2012 11:48 AM
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by Green Chamber of Commerce last modified Jan 18, 2012

The Green Chamber participated in a very successful California Assembly Elections Committee Hearing last Monday and testified on behalf of socially and environmentally responsible businesses to pass AB 1148: CA Disclose Act in California. At the Assembly Elections Committee Hearing, we won a big 5-0 victory for AB 1148, the California DISCLOSE Act, thanks partially [...]




 

 

The Green Chamber participated in a very successful California Assembly Elections Committee Hearing last Monday and testified on behalf of socially and environmentally responsible businesses to pass AB 1148: CA Disclose Act in California.

At the Assembly Elections Committee Hearing, we won a big 5-0 victory for AB 1148, the California DISCLOSE Act, thanks partially to an incredibly impressive showing at the hearing of over 100 people and delivery of over 15,000 signatures for AB 1148!  Everybody was amazed, at the number of people who came to Sacramento to demand that we fight back against unlimited anonymous spending by Big Money special interests by disclosing the top three funders of political ads — on the ads themselves.

AB 1148, authored by Assemblymember Julia Brownley and sponsored by the California Clean Money Campaign, would get rid of the fine print for disclosures and stop special interests from hiding behind fake names like “California Jobs Initiative”.  AB 1148 will require televised political ads to show their three largest funders on a full screen in large white print on a black background, with their logos.  That’s why it’s endorsed by over two hundred leaders and organizations like ours.

Not only will the California DISCLOSE Act apply to ads for and against ballot measures, but it will also apply to independent expenditures for and against candidates.  It will tell voters who is really funding propositions and attack ads when it counts!

(To learn more about this campaign and the Green Chamber business case for endorsing it, please visit our advocacy page on AB 1148: CA Disclose Act)

Tomorrow, the Green Chamber is headed to Sacramento for a second and very important hearing in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.  It is do or die time for AB 1148 CA Disclose Act and we must all rally with California Clean Money Campaign in showing our support and desire for greater transparency in campaign finance!

Critical vote for AB 1148, the California DISCLOSE Act:  Sign the petition to help it pass!
A critical bill addressing the unlimited anonymous contributions unleashed by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision is having a do-or-die vote tomorrow, January 19th.   AB 1148, the California DISCLOSE Act, would stop special interests from deceiving voters about who is paying for political ads by requiring clear disclosure of their largest funders, on the ads themselves.

Please sign the online petition for AB 1148 now.   When you do, it will send an email with the petition and your comments from you to Speaker John Pérez, to all of the Assembly Appropriations Committee members who will be voting tomorrow, and to your own Assemblymember.  That way they’ll see how many people want to require political ads to show who really pays for them: http://www.CAclean.org/petition

After you sign the petition, then please take the next step and call Assembly Speaker John Pérez at (916) 319-2046 to urge him to do everything he can to help AB 1148 pass.

You can say something like: “My name is _____, and I’m calling to ask Speaker Pérez to do everything he can to help pass AB 1148, the California DISCLOSE Act, so voters know who really pays for political ads.” That’s all you have to say! 

Thanks again for taking these two crucial actions to help California Clean Money Campaign and the Green Chamber of Commerce pass AB 1148 – and start to fight directly back against the unlimited anonymous spending unleashed by Citizens United.


 

 

 
 
 

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