CALL YOUR LEGISLATORS or text/ email them to support bills that get big money out of our politics!

FEDERAL LEGISLATION - Call your Congress members and Senators, and ask them to support and co-author these bills, or thank them if they are already supporting these bills!

  • HR 1: Reduce the influence of big money in politics (Sarbanes). Text of the bill is not available yet (mid-January).  We expect it will be a strong bill.  Title is  “To expand Americans' access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, and strengthen ethics rules for public servants, and for other purposes.” .

  • HR 645: Motor Voter Bill  (Cicilline)  Amends the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to require each State to ensure that each individual who provides identifying information to the State motor vehicle authority is automatically registered to vote in elections for Federal office held in the State unless the individual does not meet requirements for registering or declines to be registered.

  • HJR 2: Constitutional Amendment (Deutch). Provides that government can regulate and limit contributions and expenditures on elections.  Provides that these regulations and limitations can treat natural persons differently from artificial entities like corporations. 

 

  • HJR 48 Constitutional Amendment (from 2018).  We expect a new bill in 2019 identical to the 2018 bill.   3 Major Provisions:  1) Rights defined in the constitution belong to human beings (natural persons) only, and do not apply to corporations.  2)  Government can regulate, limit and prohibit contributions and expenditures on elections for public office or ballot measures. 3) Government shall require public disclosure of campaign contributions and expenditures.

 

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATION – Call your state Senators and Assemblymembers and ask them to support these bills.   We will continue to update this section with new legislation throughout the year. 

  • SB 47: Petition DISCLOSE Act (Allen).  Will stop initiatives from hiding who's paying to get them on the ballot because it requires initiatives to show you an official list of the top 3 funders.