Watchdog Sites

More new reports at watchdog websites

 

watchdog.jpgDaily Money in Politics reports at PublicCampaign.org

http://www.publicampaign.org/voter-blog

Up-to-date Money in Politics stories at OpenSecrets.org

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/monthly.html

Paul Blumenthal reports in Huffington Post

http//www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-blumenthal

Center for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW)

http://www.citizensforethics.org/scandals-and-scoundrels

Republic Report

http://www.republicreport.org/

Maplight.org Reports

http://Maplight.org

Brennan Center for Justice

http://www.brennancenter.org/issues/money-politics

Democracy Matters

http://www.democracymatters.org/

Political MoneyLine

http://www.politicalmoneyline.com

Rollcall on Influence

http://www.rollcall.com/influence/?pos=nav

Center for Public Integrity

http://www.publicintegrity.org/politics/primary-source

Bill Moyers / Money & Politics

http://billmoyers.com/spotlight/money-politics/

 

Find individual or sets of campaign finance statistics

 

report.jpgMapLight.org puts contributions and votes by office holders on a timeline

http://www.maplight.org

OpenSecrets.org – search by campaign and /or  candidate and / or donor

http://www.opensecrets.org

 

 

More campaign finance links

 

links.jpgList of campaign finance links on OpenSecrets.org

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/disclosure.php

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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 moneyoutnow@yahoo.com.  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.

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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


Petitions

 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 MoveOn.org

• Add your name to Anti-corruption Act supporters