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Campaign Finance and Transparency

Corporations are not people and money is not speech.

I support increasing the transparency of money in politics and campaigns. California already requires disclosure for every dollar raised and spent by state candidates and campaigns:

  • I want to make it even easier for Californians to see the flow of money in politics. As Secretary of State, I partnered with Maplight to launch a new campaign finance search engine so that the public can more easily access campaign finance information.
  • I successfully lobbied the legislature for funding to replace Cal-ACCESS with a new state of the art database that will be more reliable, faster, and user-friendly.
  • As state Senator, I was a cosponsor of the DISCLOSE Act and I’m proud of my 100% score on the California Clean Money Scorecard.