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Locals can help stop secret funding of elections

By From page A12 | July 12, 2013

The Yolo Solano Working Group of the California Clean Money Campaign will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 15, at 716 N St. in Davis. All are invited to help plan for how to pass SB 52, the California Disclose Act, which needs a two-thirds majority vote in the California Assembly.

If the bill is successful, secret funding of state and local elections will end in 2014.

SB 52 amends the state’s 1974 Political Reform Act to require the top three individual, corporate or union funders of a TV ad to be listed in an easy-to-read white font on a black background for the first five seconds of the ad. Currently, the top funders are not disclosed and only the campaign committee is listed in a hard-to-read font in the last five seconds of a TV ad.

SB 52 is authored by Sens. Jerry Hill and Mark Leno; state Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, is a co-author. SB 52 was approved by the Senate in May by a two-thirds majority.

For more information, contact Kevin Wolf, 758-4211 at [email protected].

Enterprise staff

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