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The California Clean Money Action Fund is a non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)(4) organization that is the political advocacy arm of the 501(c)(3) California Clean Money Campaign.  The California Clean Money Action Fund has been fighting for legislation and ballot measures to limit the undue influence of Big Money in California politics since 2006.

Download the 2011-2012 California Clean Money Scorecard

California Clean Money Scorecard

The California Clean Money Action Fund is proud to launch the California Clean Money Scorecard, which we will issue at the end of every legislative year.


Voters need to know which legislators are Clean Money Champions, and which instead side more often with Big Money special interests against campaign finance reform that empowers voters.

Scoring was based on five disclosure bills.  AB 1148 and AB 1648, the California DISCLOSE Act, authored by Assemblymember Julia Brownley (D-Oak Park) and sponsored by the California Clean Money Campaign, would have required ads for ballot measures and ads paid for by independent expenditures to clearly show their top three funders.  SB 334 (DeSaulnier) would have added disclosure of spending on ballot measures to the ballot pamphlet.  SB 488 (Correa) stops slate mailers from using the logos, insignias or emblems of public safety organizations without their permission.  AB 481 (Gordon) increases disclosure requirements for independent expenditures.

What happens behind the scenes can be just as important as the votes themselves.  The Clean Money Scorecard takes that into account by giving positive “Insider Scores” to legislators who author or co-author the bills tracked or who otherwise make extra efforts to pass them.  On the other hand, when individual legislators are known to have blocked progress behind the scenes, they get negative “Insider Scores”.

Four Assemblymembers’ combined scores made them stand out as “Clean Money Champions” for their leadership in pushing for real reform:  Assemblymembers Julia Brownley (D-Oak Park), Paul Fong (D-Mountain View), Rich Gordon (D-Menlo Park), and Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo).

Clean Money Champions:  Highest-Scoring Assemblymembers

Assemblymember Julia Brownley
Julia
Brownley

(D-Oak Park)
140%
Author of AB 1148 and AB 1648
Assemblymember Paul Fong
Paul
Fong

(D-Mountain View)
130%
Principal coauthor of AB 1148 and AB 1648
Assemblymember Rich Gordon
Rich
Gordon

(D-Menlo Park)
130%
Author of AB 481.
Coauthor of AB 1148 and AB 1648
Assemblymember Jerry Hill
Jerry
Hill

(D-San Mateo)
125%
Coauthor of AB 1148 and AB 1648.
Championed AB 1648.


Seven Senators’ scores made them stand out as Clean Money Champions:  Senators Loni Hancock (D-Oakland), Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills), Leland Yee (D-San Francisco), Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana), Ted Lieu (D-Torrance), and Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord).

Clean Money Champions:  Highest-Scoring Senators

Senator Loni Hancock
Loni
Hancock

(D-Oakland)
120%
Coauthor of AB 1148 and AB 1648
Senator Mark Leno
Mark
Leno

(D-San Francisco)
120%
Coauthor of AB 1148 and AB 1648
Senator Fran Pavley
Fran
Pavley

(D-Agoura Hills)
120%
Coauthor of AB 1148 and AB 1648
Senator Leland Yee
Leland
Yee

(D-San Francisco)
120%
Coauthor of AB 1148 and AB 1648
Senator Lou Correa
Lou
Correa

(D-Santa Ana)
110%
Author of
SB 488
Senator Mark DeSaulnier
Mark
DeSaulnier

(D-Concord)
110%
Author of
SB 334
Senator Ted Lieu
Ted
Lieu

(D-Torrance)
120%
Coauthor of AB 1648

Download the full 2011-2012 California Clean Money Scorecard


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