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Labor Unions Blamed For Derailing Campaign Transparency Efforts

HuffingtonPost.com | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

A California bill that supporters say could have shifted campaign finance into a new era of transparency was instead involuntarily withdrawn last week...

Cancer Claims Fair Elections Activist Tobi Dragert

Linda Milazzo | Posted 07.02.2014 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

On April 27, the Los Angeles progressive community lost one of its truly valiant social justice warriors. Tobi Dragert, a passionate advocate for fair transparent elections, equality, ending war and much much more, succumbed to cancer after a long and valiant battle.

Want Money Out of Politics? Vote Garcetti and Prop C This Tuesday!

Wendy Block | Posted 07.17.2013 | Los Angeles
Wendy Block

Seven-ish months ago I hated Los Angeles, didn't care who ran for mayor, and had no conception that the city could do anything to hasten the day when the Big Money devil is no longer allowed to poison politics and, by extension, almost every aspect of life.

California Democratic Party Disses Fracking, Still Loves Money

Wendy Block | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics
Wendy Block

It's heartbreakingly clear that the Democrats won't act courageously. But a number of non-partisan outside groups will.

The Rise of the Independents

Judy Frankel | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics
Judy Frankel

We're going to little league games, antique shows, NASCAR events, the mall, acting as homework helper or cabby to the kids: How can we be bothered to pay attention to politics?

'The Public Is Fed Up With Wealthy Donors Who Manipulate Elections'

Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.01.2012 | San Francisco

A bill that would have given California voters more insight into the funding of political advertisements in the post-Citizens United era of unlimited ...

More Light Please

Alex Brant-Zawadzki | Posted 03.11.2012 | Politics
Alex Brant-Zawadzki

The old guard of San Francisco politics gathered in the Latino Room of the San Francisco Main Library Sunday to bring more light into the state's political processes by kick-starting the campaign to support AB 1148, the California DISCLOSE Act. The goal of DISCLOSE is to shine a light on the real money and influence in California politics. The act is deemed necessary due to the failure of the 2010 Federal DISCLOSE Act, which would have institutionalized clean money regulations nationwide. Here in California, the bill would make changes that, among other improvements, would revamp advertisements' disclosure requirements.

Mr. Colbert -- Wanna Help Us Make a Better Tomorrow, Today?

Wendy Block | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics
Wendy Block

Hey Stephen Colbert. There's an existential challenge to your shadowy Colbert Super PAC S.H.H. and I've been trying to give you a heads up. But you're not making it easy.

Rattling a Fair Elections Foe

Wendy Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Wendy Block

Thanks to my work last year on the Huffington Post's citizen journalism unit, I stumped an opponent of Proposition 15, the California Fair Elections Act (CFEA).

Fixed?

Wendy Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wendy Block

Big Pharma, Big Oil, Big Milk. All special interest patrons of America's Big Money bordello. What are good progressives to do? Either we get lobotomies or we fix the way the country finances politics.

The Fix

Wendy Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wendy Block

Who isn't tempted by the siren song of big donors? Their cash paves the way for electoral triumph and its accompanying power and success.