Prop. 32:Political Contributions

Bans political contributions by payroll deduction and contributions from unions and corporations.
Outcome: Failed

Summary

Prohibits unions from using payroll-deducted funds for political purposes. Applies same use prohibition to payroll deductions, if any, by corporations or government contractors. Prohibits union and corporate contributions to candidates and their committees. Prohibits government contractor contributions to elected officers or their committees.

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what your vote means

Yes

A YES vote on this measure means: Unions and corporations could not use money deducted from an employee's paycheck for political purposes. Unions, corporations, and government contractors would be subject to additional campaign finance restrictions.

No

A NO vote on this measure means: There would be no change to existing laws regulating the ability of unions and corporations to use money deducted from an employee's paycheck for political purposes. Unions, corporations, and government contractors would continue to be subject to existing campaign finance laws.

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financial effect

Yes

Increased state implementation and enforcement costs of up to hundreds of thousands of dollars annually, potentially offset in part by revenues from fines.

No

No difference in cost from status quo.

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campaign arguments

Yes

Prop. 32 CUTS THE MONEY TIE BETWEEN SPECIAL INTERESTS AND POLITICIANS to the full extent constitutionally allowed. Bans contributions from corporations AND unions to politicians. Prohibits contributions from government contractors. Stops payroll withholding for politics, making ALL contributions voluntary. NO LOOPHOLES, NO EXEMPTIONS. Vote YES to clean up Sacramento.

No

Prop. 32 isn’t reform—it exempts business Super PACs and thousands of big businesses from its provisions, at the same time applying restrictions on working people and their unions. It’s unfair, unbalanced, and won’t take money out of politics. The League of Women Voters urges
a No vote!

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campaign information

Yes

Yes on 32—Stop Special Interest 

Money Now. Supported by 

small business owners, farmers, 

educators, and taxpayers. 

(800) 793-6522

info@yesprop32.com

www.yesprop32.com

No

Chris Dombrowski No on 32, sponsored by  educators, firefighters, school  employees, health care providers,  police officers and labor  organizations opposed to special  exemptions from campaign  finance rules for corporate  special interests. 1510 J Street, Suite 210 Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 443-7817 info@VoteNoOn32.com www.VoteNoOn32.com

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Additional information

Prop. 32 Full textClick here to view.
Measure TypeInitiated state statute
Date Qualified12/6/2011
ProponentAshlee N. Titus c/o Thomas W. Hiltachk
Signatures by CountyClick here to view.
Signatures Required504,760

Funding

Yes

RankContributor nameTotal
1CHARLES T. MUNGER, JR.$36,067,204
2AMERICANS FOR RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP$11,000,000
3AMERICAN FUTURE FUND$4,080,000
4JERRY PERENCHIO$1,300,000
5WILLIAM OBERNDORF$1,100,000
59.6%
18.2%
6.7%
2.1%
1.8%
$60.5 million raised in total

No

28.3%
18.2%
9.1%
5.8%
4.3%
$75.1 million raised in total
RankContributor nameTotal
1CALIFORNIA TEACHERS ASSOCIATION$21,246,614
2SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION$13,669,361
3CALIFORNIA LABOR FEDERATION$6,834,613
4AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE COUNTY & MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES$4,332,829
5DEMOCRATIC STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF CALIFORNIA$3,218,401

Endorsements

News

Editorials

Yes

No

Campaign Advertisements

Yes

No

Comments

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