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RootsAction.org is joining a huge coalition of groups in California to tell the legislature and Governor Jerry Brown to clean big secret money out of politics.

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This could be a major start in California and nationally toward democratizing corrupt political systems. More than $1 billion was spent on California campaigns in the last two elections, much of it hiding behind misleading names. This money makes it very hard for voters to be heard. But we can build a movement loud enough to break through.

AB 700, the California DISCLOSE Act will require that ballot measure ads and ads by Super PACs clearly and prominently show their true funders on the ads themselves.

SB 1107, authored by Senator Ben Allen, will remove California's archaic ban on public financing of campaigns. This will allow all California cities, counties, and the state itself to explore voluntary public financing systems to strengthen the public trust and amplify the voices of everyday Californians.

Special interests won't give up control easily, so please sign and share the petition demanding the legislature pass these laws now!

Here's what you'll be signing:

To: California's Legislature and Governor Brown
Due to the devastating Citizens United Supreme Court decision, astounding amounts of hidden special-interest money in elections continue to threaten our democracy. Please lead the nation by passing two game-changing campaign reform bills: AB 700, the California DISCLOSE Act, which makes it illegal for political ads to mislead voters about who's paying for them, and SB 1107, which allows public financing of campaigns so elected officials are accountable to voters, not Big Money donors.

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Here's who's with us on this:

99Rise
California Clean Money Campaign
California League of Conservation Voters
Common Cause
Corporate Accountability International
Courage Campaign
Daily Kos
Democracy for America
Environmental Action
Friends of the Earth
Label GMOs - California's Grassroots
Maplight
MAYDAY.US
Money Out Voters In
People Demanding Action
People For the American Way
Represent.Us
RootsAction.org
Rootstrikers
Sandra Fluke
Watchdog.net

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-- The RootsAction.org Team

P.S. RootsAction is an independent online force endorsed by Jim Hightower, Barbara Ehrenreich, Cornel West, Daniel Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald, Naomi Klein, Bill Fletcher Jr., Laura Flanders, former U.S. Senator James Abourezk, Coleen Rowley, Frances Fox Piven, Lila Garrett, Phil Donahue, Sonali Kolhatkar, and many others.

  

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