Past Actions:

 Spring 2016
Voters Right to Know Act 

Money Out! People In! is all in to help collect enough signatures to put the Voters Right to Know Act on the November 2016 California ballot.  This measure will combine require all political ads to show its top 3 original funding sources of with other important anti-corruption measures.  We will be collecting official ballot measure signatures at many public gatherings and gathering endorsements from community leaders and organizations.  
See an overview here




 Corruption Awareness Project

1.  We are finalizing the Corruption Awareness Project (CAP).  We will ask specific questions to all Assembly, Senate and Congressional candidates in public meetings.  We’ll post their answers on our website.   We’ll begin with Central Contra Costa and hope others will pick up on this.     

2.   We plan to form  Speakers Bureau to create presentations and deliver them to outside organizations.


Sunday, November 6, 2015

MoneyOut! PeopleIn! Coalition & Contra Costa /MoveOn
Public Meeting - Plans for 2016


*  Speaker - Voters Right to Know Act's Campaign Manager, 
     Shane McLoud
*  Student Panel - What Lights Our Fire & What We Need
*  Proposed Actions for 2016
*  Decide final actions from 5 of Robert Reich Teach-in areas -
     Getting Big Money Out of Politics  - Ending Corporate Welfare -
     Making Polluters Pay - Taming Wall Street - California's Prop 13
*  More in the works


Sunday, September 27, 2015

Robert Big Picture Reich Teach-in

The Teach-in was an outstanding success with a good number of the attendees being students.  We had speakers including Dr. John Lee who spoke about the hugely successful economics book by Thomas Pikkety and an overview (view / download the Piketty slideshow) by Gordon Miller.  The audience then viewed 5 of Prof. Reich's 3 minute videos - each focused on a different subject related to money in politics.  The audience then formed 5 break-out groups each focused on one of the Reich subjects with the goal of recommending civic actions for each of the issues in the videos.  We are planning a follow-up general meeting where we'll focus in on the actions.


Sunday, September 13, 2015

Tabling at the Solano Stroll Street Fair

Volunteers from MoneyOutPeopleIn, Move to Amend and the California Clean Money Campaign dispensed information and collected hundreds of petition signatures for the California DISCLOSE Act, Move to Amend and the American Anti-Corruption Act in our booth at Northern California's largest street fair.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Bernie Sanders for President Campaign Kickoff

More than 120 supporters of Bernie Sanders gathered to view a video address by Bernie, a power point presentation by Gordon Miller, music by Michael Sullivan and Gordon and other attractions.  Volunteers dispensed information and gathered petition signatures for the Sanders campaign and other progressive issues.  


Sunday, July 5, 2015

Temescal Street Fair

Volunteers from MoneyOutPeopleIn, Move to Amend and the California Clean Money Campaign passed out information and gathered petition signatures for Move to Amend, the American Anti-corruption Act and the California DISCLOSE Act in our booth at this traditional street fair in Berkeley, CA.



Thursday, April 2, 2015

Rally in Walnut Creek calling on President Obama to shine a light on corporate corruption


WHERE:  Corner of South Main St. and Olympic Blvd., Walnut Creek

WHAT:  The rally’s primary purpose is to call on President Obama to issue an executive order requiring contractors that do business with the government to disclose their political spending.  At the rally there will be signs, music with a guitar and singer, petitions and information sheets – all aimed at heightening the public’s awareness of how big money is controlling our government and what they can do about it.




January 21, 2015

Mourning in America for DEMOCRACY!!

March and rally to protest the 5th anniversary of the Citizens United decision by the Supreme Court to empower Big Money over the People.

When: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 from 3:30 to 5:30 PM

Where: Meet at the corner of Market & Montgomery Streets (near BART station) in San Franclsco and march to the Federal Building at 450 Golden Gate Ave. (near Civic Center BART station).

View / print flyer here    See a short video of the event here


December 17, 2014

MOPI leaders joined 99 to sing holiday carols in San Francisco.  See videos here, here and here.


December 7, 2014

Semi-Annual Brainstorming & Toasting the New Year Meeting
When:  Sunday, December 7, 2014
Where: Pleasant Hill Co-housing is at 2260 Lisa Lane in Pleasant Hill

See flyer with RSVP here



MAY 17–JUNE 22


Money Out! People In! made contributions in several ways, including financial, organizing and providing a charter bus to the final rally in Sacramento.  This that was planned and carried out by 99Rise, one of our coalition partners.  

This important, challenging and exciting project is being initiated by 99Rise, an international organization dedicated to getting big money out of politics. Lawrence Lessig and Dolores Huerta among many others are committed to marching with them and a wide variety of organizations are getting on board as endorsers and promoters.  They will deliver a simple demand to the leaders of our nation’s biggest state: publicly acknowledge the crisis of corruption and take immediate action to end it.

June 29, 2014

MeetThom Hartmann  for a special message and a Q&A session via Skype after viewing  his TED Talk video entitled,“Lincoln Didn’t Fight the Civil War to Free the Corporations.”   Then Find out ways you can take action in this huge on-going campaign against big money.



April 24, 2014

The 28th Amendment National Roadshow





April 15, 2014



We met with Senator Mark DeSaulnier to enlist him as a co-author which he did.  We met with Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan to enlist her support which is in the works.  We spread the word about a petition supporting 1272 which ultimately drew 19,000 signatures that were handed to the Senate Committee on Tuesday,  April 15 which many of us attended and much more.  We also helped promote and attend MOVI’S 28th Amendment Roadshow at UC Faculty Club which was a standing room only successful event.  And we had fun.


March 13, 2014

Presentation about the coalition to students at Diablo Valley College.


March 1, 2014


March Against Corruption

Rally and march. Rally start point is at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco.


Let's build a broad coalition against corruption!

The March Against Corruption is an international campaign to raise awareness about the corrupting influence of money in politics, to organize the public to speak out against and resist the power of special interests, and to work towards abolishing the corrupt relationship between private wealth and public policy.



February 28, 2014



MDUUC Children's Chapel, 55 Eckley Lane Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States+ Google Map

MICKEY HUFF, PETER PHILLIPS and Dr. ANDY LEE ROTH, the principal professors behind Project Censored who teach their students to identify the most significant censored news stories in the US, and to figure out why they were suppressed. Friday, February 28th, 6-9 PM Potluck dinner (6 PM) / Presentation (7 PM) Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek (925) 933-7850 $10 (suggested donation) and a dish to share if attending potluck. Please…



February 15,2014


Annual General Meeting

Saturday, February 15, 11:00-1:00

Pleasant Hill Co-housing Common Room (directions below)

Pleasant Hill Community Housing Activities Room  


 December 13, 2013


Brady Campaign vigil on December 13, and march followed by ceremony on December 14th 2013 in  San Francisco

Commemoration of the Newtown tradgedy and the 11,000 gun deaths since it happened one year ago.  

View / print the flyer.


 October 1, 2013


 Action to Expose Secret “Trade” Deal Trans Pacific Partnership and to Oppose it being Fast Tracked

Tuesday, Oct. 1st, Noon to 1:30 in front of the Federal Building housing Nancy Pelosi’s office in San Francisco



September 6, 2013


Outside of Yelp HQ Friday; Protesters Demand Yelp Ditch Right-Wing Lobbying Group ALEC

WHO: Councils and 99%ers from San Francisco, Contra Costa, Alameda and the TriValley

WHERE: Yelp HQ: 706 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

WHEN: Friday, September 6th at Noon – Meet up 11:30AM


November 6, 2013


This City

Viewing of interview with Bill Moyers and Mark Leibovich, author of the New York Times Best Seller "This City", an expose of corruption in Washington D.C., followed by an appearance, with Q&A, via Skype. at Orinda Community Church, 10 Irwin Way Orinda, CA 94563

View / print the flyer



November 13, 2013


Money in Politics forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of the Livermore – Amador Valley

Forum to explain the membership of LWV-LAV in the Money Out!  People In! coalition and explore the role of big special interest money in governmental processes and efforts to regulate that role at  Livermore Library, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue, Livermore

 View / print the flyer


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What's New:
We are overwhelmed with actions related to Trump.  We have initiated a coalition of groups in Contra Costa County that have sprung up since the election.  It is wonderful and overwhelming.  We are working on the AB14, the Disclose Act and need help getting signatures.  If you can help out email us at  If you would like to hear more about the various groups that have sprung up including Indivisible, off shoots from the Women's March, MoveOn small groups, please contact us about that as well.
Regarding money in politics we plan to do research on how money has affected the various areas that are uppermost with the current administration including: health, immigration, environment and more. We know the obvious but to get it on a two sided page as well as on the website is our goal.


The election is over!!

 We are now connecting with other groups and finding ways to work together.  The energy is amazing.

We recently held a Holiday party that included a video called Demand Democracy that we followed with lively brainstorming.  We'll be following up at our next coordinating meeting about meetings with Sen. Feinstein and Congressman Mark DeSaulnier focused on a detailed agenda.

We are involved with the planning of the Women's March on January 21 to be held at the Civic Center in downtown Walnut Creek.  The event will run from 10:30-1:00 with music, speakers and a march.  Many will then get on BART and go to San Francisco for the San Francisco march that begins at 3:00 pm. Please look here for more information.

Join us and invite your friends. Moneyout People In for more information.

California Legislation

December 2016 - New California DISCLOSE Act, AB 14, was introduced by Co-authors Senators Ben Allen and Jerry Hill.  It is based on final version of AB700, but with just enough amendments to address FPPC concerns.  Much will be the same as last year with the need to get petitions signed.  (See under Petitions below.)

US Legislation


 Have your say.  Be counted. Sign these petitions.  Share them with others.

• New CA DISCLOSE Act petition

• Government By the People Act (HR 20)

• Plus (HJ Res 19)

• Move to Amend - Corporations are NOT People!  Money is NOT Speech

• Create a Petition with

• Add your name to Anti-corruption Act supporters