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SB 52 would improve disclosure of campaign spending

Posted on May 1, 2013 by the Legislative Committee

SB 52 (Leno and Hill), called the DISCLOSE Act by its sponsors, would increase public disclosure of the sources of some campaign funds. The Peace and Freedom Party supports this bill as an improvement, while also calling for public funding of all campaigns. The following testimony supporting this bill was given by State Central Committee member Maureen Smith in the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee on April 30.

Chairman Correa and Members of the Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee:

The Peace and Freedom Party of Santa Cruz County strongly supports SB 52, The Disclose Act. The more informed the public are regarding who is behind initiatives, the more informed their votes will be.

The Follow -the-Money provisions are critical for disclosure and an improvement over previous legislation.

We hope that someday we will actually have democratic elections in California with an even playing field for multiple parties by having publicly funded elections and proportional representation. Until then, this is a step in the right direction.

Respectfully Submitted,

Maureen Smith
Santa Cruz County Chair

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