Constitutional Amendment Q&A
Q: Why are you calling it "Dirty Money" instead of "Dark Money?"
A: Because of the way "dirty money" backers are trashing our elections.
Q: How bad is it?
A: Very bad. Here's an example. During the 2014 elections, more than $15 million in anonymous campaign contributions were spent in Arizona to ensure that specific candidates were elected, and others defeated. Millions of dollars in undisclosed political contributions spent on races for the Arizona Corporation Commission and other statewide and legislative offices. Here's the worst part: Virtually all of their preferred candidates win.
Q: Are there other examples?
A: Unfortunately, yes. One out-of-state group has been spending millions trying to convert Arizona's schools into private, for-profit operations. They have helped elect candidates to the legislature who are now trying to destroy our public-school system.
Q: Who are they?
A: That's the question . Just who are these people from other states with enough money to sway elections and opinions any way they want? We know this much, they are cowards who hide behind a maze of companies, non-profits, and committees with innocent sounding names, so you never know who they are. If they really cared about Arizona, our schools, our environment and economy they would put their mouths where their money is. They should stand up to be counted, instead of launching attacks from their hiding places.
Q: How can we get the Outlaw Dirty Money Constitutional Amendment enacted?
A: It won't be easy, but it is important. We need over a quarter-million Arizona voters to sign a petition to put the Amendment on the ballot in 2018. We know more than 80% of Arizonans support what this Amendment will do: Clean up Arizona's elections. So, we're hopeful, but we know its going to be hard work. And the dirty money will attack us at every turn.
Q: How can I get involved to put the Amendment to a vote?