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Please ask Governor Brown to sign SB 844!

September 18, 2014

Hi Folks,

Throughout this year the California Voter Foundation has been working closely with Senator Fran Pavley and her staff on legislation that will, if enacted, allow voters to easily find out how much money has been raised for and against each California ballot proposition. It also requires the Secretary of State to consolidate disclosure information online about propositions.

The bill, SB 844, enjoyed strong bipartisan support in both houses and is now on Governor Jerry Brown's desk. If he signs it, crucial, nonpartisan voting information that Californians desparately need and want will become available.

Confusion about measures on the ballot is a leading reason why many Californians stay away from elections. Helping voters follow the money provides essential context that voters need to vote with confidence and make informed decisions.

Please join CVF and SB 844's other supporters, including Maplight, California Common Cause, the League of Women Voters, the California Clean Money Campaign and California Forward in urging the Governor to sign SB 844 into law.

For additonal details, you can view SB 844 or read CVF's support letter to Governor Brown online.

-- Kim Alexander, President & Founder
California Voter Foundation

Take Action!
Tell Governor Brown to sign SB 844!

Here is how you can contact the Governor:

Phone: (916) 445-2841
Fax: (916) 558-3160
Email form

(Sample message)

Dear Governor Brown:

I'm writing to urge you to sign SB 844 by Senator Fran Pavley, to provide California voters with easy access to information about how much money is raised for and against each proposition on the ballot.

Knowing the total amount raised by proposition campaigns helps voters sort out the different measures on the ballot, enabling them to quickly identify measures that are heavily financed and advertised. PPIC voter polls repeatedly find that voters want more information about ballot proposition funding.

Confusion about ballot issues is a leading cause for voter apathy. With your signature, you will enable Californians to easily access the information needed to make informed choices.


(your name)

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