Dark money groups working to knock Outlaw Dirty Money off ballot. What a surprise

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Commence Operation Shut Those Citizens Down. A trio of dark money groups are hard at work to ensure that Arizona voters never, ever, ever – not EVER – get to know who is pulling the strings in Arizona’s elections. The Koch-funded Americans for Prosperity and Concerned Veterans for America together with the Arizona Free Enterprise Club – the front group …

Nearly 286,000 Outlaw Dirty Money Petition Signatures Filed; Pro-Dirty Money Forces Already Panicking

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__________________________________________________________________________________________________ This was going to be a standard news release about filing nearly 286,000 petition signatures. But then came this… The official response by Pro-Dirty Money “American’s for Prosperity” (a Koch Bros. enterprise) to the Outlaw Dirty Money campaign’s petition filing: “This would severely limit our ability to be involved in statewide initiatives or hold elected officials accountable.” __________________________________________________________________________________________________ (Microphone …

Last chance to unmask election bandits

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They steal from you. You have a right to open and fair elections and they pilfer it. What should be visible is hidden. What should be fair is foul. Even worse, the Republican-controlled Legislature, along with Gov. Doug Ducey, allows them to steal from you, even encourages them. Protects them. I say “them” because I don’t know who they are. …

To shine light on dark money, sign up

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 It’s about time for Arizona to bring campaign “dark money” out of the shadows. As an Arizona voter, I have long worried about making the correct choices when I fill out my ballot. If there are thousands of dollars from undisclosed special interests behind the candidate I’m considering, I feel I deserve to know that this may or may not …

Panic time: Outlaw Dirty Money still needs 40,000 signatures

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In just 15 days, volunteers have collected 20,000 signatures aimed at making it more difficult for anonymous interests to buy Arizona elections. That’s amazing news. Now here’s the challenge: The Outlaw Dirty Money campaign has just 13 days more to collect the final 40,000 signatures needed to put dark money disclosure on the November ballot. 40,000 signatures to give Arizona’s voters the power …

Help get Outlaw Dirty Money initiative on the Arizona ballot

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Whether you call it “dark money” or “dirty money,” Arizonans agree: Money from secret, undisclosed sources is polluting our elections and should be outlawed. For a state with so much sunshine, Arizona seems to be in the dark when it comes to transparency in political spending. Political cash from undisclosed sources is corrupting politics in Arizona and allowing deep-pocket donors …

We can’t get rid of dirty money unless it makes the ballot

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We are in the crucial final days of an effort to give voters the opportunity to clean house when it comes to dirty political spending. The people of Arizona should have the right to know the real source of all money spent to influence our vote. Right now petitions are being circulated to get the “Stop Political Dirty Money Amendment” …

Victim of ‘dark money’ now wants to outlaw it

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PHOENIX — Republican Vernon Parker said Wednesday he supports an initiative to outlaw “dark money” in political campaigns because he knows what it’s like to be the victim of it. Parker and fellow Republican Lucy Mason were running for the Arizona Corporation Commission in 2014 as a “solar team.” But they were overwhelmed when two groups that wouldn’t disclose donors …

Help! Outlaw Dirty Money campaign needs 60,000 signatures ASAP

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Laurie Roberts, The Republic | azcentral.com | Published 6:02 a.m. MT June 7, 2018 | Updated 6:25 a.m. MT June 7, 2018 It’s time to sound the alarm, Arizona. If you were astonished to see our leaders establish a universal voucher program, diverting more money to private schools even as public schools were woefully underfunded … If you question the …

Dark money vs. democracy

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Want to save Democracy? Want to prevent a special interest takeover of our politics? Want to ensure lawmakers answer to voters instead of corporations? Then make sure you sign one of the petitions circulating to put on the ballot a measure that would require “dark money” special interests to at least reveal to the public when they set out to …