ca disclose_act It's a given that we will be inundated with campaign advertising again this fall. But the California legislature is considering a measure that would require disclosure of who's really paying for them.

weschesbroWes ChesbroPolitical advertising, and even the money that pays for it, has been determined by the courts to be a form of free speech, and thus protected by the First Amendment. But David Schmidt of the California Clean Money campaign says requiring disclosure of the funders who pay for that "free speech" does not abridge the protections of the Bill of Rights.

The need for such a bill becomes clear, says Assemblyman Wes Chesbro, when you contrast the campaign fund reporting requirements for individuals with those for organizations that sponsor campaign advertising.

 David Schmidt will update the South Sonoma County Democratic Club on the Disclose Act at their monthly meeting in Petaluma on Wednesday evening, June 20 at 7 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

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