Terry Goddard published Why we're fighting to keep dirty money out of Arizona elections in News & Updates 2018-03-03 11:55:23 -0700
Reform campaign rules: Campaign-finance laws should be tightened to cap donations and force disclosure of donors to limit the influence of "dark money" groups and special interests. Registered lobbyists should be banned from campaign organizations and finance committees. (Photo: Getty Images)
Do Arizona voters have the “right to know” who is funding campaigns for and against candidates and propositions? We believe the answer is unquestionably yes.
However, in recent elections huge sums from carefully hidden sources (or "dirty money") have been spent on Arizona election campaigns.
Secret manipulators of our elections can hide their identity because Arizona law makes it easy. We believe it is time to declare our right to know once and for all by putting it in the Arizona constitution.
Our Outlaw Dirty Money constitutional amendment, if approved at the polls in November, will ensure that we know what person or corporation was the original source of all major contributions seeking to influence an Arizona election.
All we want is transparencyRead more
Terry Goddard published Do something sweet for Arizona: Outlaw Dirty Money! in News & Updates 2018-02-14 15:48:55 -0700
Today is Valentine's day, but it’s also Arizona’s 106th birthday! On Feb 14, 1912 Arizona became the 48th state.Read more
This Sunday, Monica and I will join in the Women's March at the Arizona State Capitol. We will also be gathering signatures on Outlaw Dirty Money petitions. Please join us.
It's good news that so many more dynamic women are running for office across the country and here in Arizona. But no candidate, however qualified, has a fair chance as long as hidden interests are secretly influencing our elections.
The Outlaw Dirty Money petition is all about changing that. If passed by Arizona voters, we will stop undisclosed forces from manipulating Arizona elections. We need your help to get the initiative on the November ballot. Can you commit to getting a dozen signatures? Sign up today to be an official ODM volunteer at The March! #outlawdirtymoneyRead more
Today we honor and celebrate the life of an extraordinary man - Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King’s tireless fight for justice and civil rights has earned him a place, not only in history, but in our hearts. He was and is a beacon of hope, an inspiration for millions.
I hope your new year is off to a great start. As you may remember, I started out 2018 with the resolution to chase political dirty money out of our state! But, I need your help to get our Outlaw Dirty Money Constitutional Amendment before the voters in November. Please help by signing up here. #outlawdirtymoneyRead more
Terry Goddard published Tight races, hot issues to watch in Nevada primary election in News & Updates 2016-06-20 15:26:37 -0700
Nevada Congressional race swamped by dark money: http://snip.ly/8h5a7
Terry Goddard published Outside spending breaks $400 million mark, far outpacing 2012 in News & Updates 2016-06-20 15:24:47 -0700
Campaign spending by outside groups on a record breaking pace: http://snip.ly/vt47m
Terry Goddard published House votes to protect 'dark money' political donors in News & Updates 2016-06-20 15:22:10 -0700
US House votes to make it even easier to hide political contributions!
"Nonprofit groups could spend more than $500 million on this year's presidential and congressional elections, up from $10 million in 2008, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics."
Terry Goddard published Andrew Cuomo: Squeezing cash out of campaigns in News & Updates 2016-06-20 15:19:31 -0700
Campaign FInance Reform in New York? Gov Cuomo strikes out against coordination between "Independent Expenders" and candidates, but ignores requiring full disclosure of the source of IE campaign cash!
Terry Goddard published Full Disclosure of Campaign Spending – An Antidote to Super PACs and Dark Money? in News & Updates 2016-06-20 15:16:26 -0700
California progresses toward full disclosure of all contributions that influence elections: http://snip.ly/tr5db
Terry Goddard published Republican House primary gets uglier with dark money ads in News & Updates 2016-06-20 15:13:18 -0700
Southern Nevada residents will have a hard time escaping the ugliness of the Republican primary in the 3rd Congressional District over the next few days, as commercials slamming “two-faced Michael Roberson” and “Dirty Danny” blanket the airwaves just before Election Day.
Terry Goddard published U.S. Chamber of Commerce ensures dark money casts shadow on Nevada in News & Updates 2016-06-20 15:10:12 -0700
The 2016 elections have revealed that Americans are tired of politics as usual. Overwhelming majorities of voters from both parties believe that money has too much influence in our political system and that elections spending by outside groups should be both limited and fully transparent. It is therefore not surprising that anti-establishment candidates such as Sen. Bernie Sanders and businessman Donald Trump, who during the primaries have shunned support from super PACs and other deep-pocketed outside groups, have experienced so much success on the campaign trail.
Terry Goddard published Political Money Bill Gives Democrats Campaign Talking Points in News & Updates 2016-06-20 15:03:27 -0700
Campaign FInance Reform could become an issue in this year's Presidential campaigns; or so the sponsors of a new federal legislation proposal hope: http://snip.ly/y4g1g
Terry Goddard published Fueled by unions and secret donors, liberal vets group spends millions boosting Democrats in News & Updates 2016-06-20 14:55:26 -0700
Fueled by unions and secret donors, liberal vets group spends millions boosting Democrats | OpenSecrets Blog
Vote Vets Action Fund — which last week attacked the presumptive GOP nominee, Donald Trump, as a “cheap fraud” — is currently the highest spending liberal nonprofit active in federal elections, a perch it is accustomed to holding. Fueled largely by social welfare organizations aligned with Democrats and millions of dollars given by unions, VoteVets — with just two employees and no volunteers — has spent more on elections since its founding in 2006 than the combined spending of much more prominent politically active groups on the left, like NARAL Pro-Choice America and the Sierra Club, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.
Terry Goddard published Mystery donors pumped millions into liberal ‘dark money’ group in News & Updates 2016-06-20 14:52:50 -0700
A liberal "dark money" group that leads national and state-based Democratic coalitions and dubs itself the “hub of the progressive community” raised $13.4 million in its most recent fiscal year, spending about 43 percent of the total on “direct or indirect campaign activities,” according to a recently released tax document, a copy of which was obtained by the Center for Public Integrity.
Terry Goddard published Only those with wealth or access to it can run for office in News & Updates 2016-06-20 14:39:07 -0700
Jeb Bush, brother and son of presidents, could have spent half (or twice) as much as the $130 million he and his super PAC reportedly spent, and he still would have been an establishment candidate in an anti-establishment year. He never stood a chance against an outrageous billionaire reality-show star in an environment notable for deep public anger at politics and typical politicians. But to say that Bush’s failure means the role of money is exaggerated misses the serious ways in which campaign cash has an impact on our politics at all levels.
Terry Goddard published Koch Brothers Help Fund Anti Grand Canyon Monument in News & Updates 2016-06-20 13:46:30 -0700
A string of dark-money organizations with ties to the billionaire Koch brothers is helping Arizona politicians and special-interest groups fight the popular Grand Canyon National Heritage Monument proposal, tax documents show.
Terry Goddard published CREW files complaints against two “dark money” groups that have benefitted Rauner in News & Updates 2016-06-20 13:36:07 -0700
A new spot that’s hitting TV and radio this week attacks three out of the four gubernatorial primary candidates, sparing only Winnetka venture capitalist Bruce Rauner.
A source with knowledge of the buy said the group — Mid-America Fund — spent roughly $180,000 on broadcast, cable, and radio for this week.
Terry Goddard published The dangers of dark money in the Sunshine State | Tampa Bay Times in News & Updates 2016-06-20 13:32:18 -0700
Problems with money in Florida