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Trent Lange is President of the California Clean Money Campaign, whose vision is achieving an open and accountable government that is responsive to the needs of all Californians. We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization whose mission is to pursue that vision by building statewide support for public funding of election campaigns. http://www.CAclean.org
'FAIR ELECTIONS' BILL PASSES FULL SENATE
"Fair Elections" public financing of campaigns is now only one step from the Governor's desk after AB 583, the California Fair Elections Act (Hancock, D-Oakland), passed out of the full Senate by a vote yesterday of 21-18.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
'Fair Elections' Pilot Program Moves to Senate Floor
"Clean Money, Fair Elections" public financing of campaigns is now only two steps from the Governor's desk after AB 583, the California Clean Money and Fair Elections Act (Hancock, D-East Bay), was voted out of the Senate Appropriations Committee yesterday on a 9-6 party-line vote. Serious organizational opposition comes from the Institute for Governmental Advocates, an organization that lobbies for lobbyists.