Shining a Light on the Money Behind Political Ads

Thursday, August 24, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo) is moving Assembly Bill 249, the California DISCLOSE Act, through the state legislature. AB 249 would amend the Political Reform Act of 1974 so voters know who is really paying for ballot measure ads — in the ads themselves.   “In 2016, $473 million was spent funding statewide ballot measures and we must find a way to shed light on the dark money that exists in these campaigns," Assemblymember Mullin told a crowd of supporters at the Stater Capitol. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.