FOR PLANNING PURPOSES
December 10, 2015
Sam Mahood (916) 653-6575
Senate Elections Committee Hearing on Campaign Finance Reform to be held in Los Angeles
Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) will chair a Senate Committee on Elections and Constitutional Amendments oversight hearing focused on campaign finance regulation on Friday, December 11 in Los Angeles. Friday’s hearing will examine current state and local practices, as well as the outlook for advances in campaign finance regulation and disclosure. California Secretary of State Alex Padilla will discuss campaign finance reform efforts at the hearing.
In September, Secretary Padilla launched Power Search, a new open source campaign finance search engine available on the Secretary of State’s website. Power Search allows anyone to swiftly and easily review the source, recipient and amount of state level campaign contributions. Power Search was developed in a partnership between the Secretary of State’s office and MapLight— a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that tracks money's influence on politics.
Secretary of State Alex Padilla
Senator Ben Allen, Senate Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee Chair
Scheduled to Testify:
Jodi Remke - Chair, Fair Political Practices Commission
Kathay Feng - Executive Director, California Common Cause
Phillip Urg - Director of Public Affairs, California Forward
Alison Harlson - National Director, Wolf PAC; California State Director, Arnericans Take Action
Trent Lange - Executive Director of the California Clean Money Campaign
Friday, December 11, 2015
Ronald Reagan State Building Auditorium,
300 S. Spring Street,
Los Angeles, CA
The hearing will be livestreamed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymD_IwqibJ8&feature=youtu.be.
Secretary Padilla: Sam Mahood, (916) 653-6575
Senate Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee: Darren Chesin, (916) 651-4106