VICTORY: Gov. Brown Signs “Dark Money” Disclosure Bill into Law
In the wake of the large sums of out-of-state anonymous donations that flooded into California during the 2012 election, the Legislature took up SB27, which would require political nonprofits to identify their donors in California elections. Trent Lange of the California Clean Money Campaign, along with allies including California Common Cause, Credo Action, Courage Campaign, MoveOn.org, and others, launched a campaign to get the bill passed. After thousands of signatures were gathered, and thousands of calls made, the Legislature passed SB27, and Gov. Jerry Brown signed it into law, shining a light on “dark money” in California.