Congratulations to the ODM Candidates!

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When the Arizona legislature convenes in January, nearly one third (26) of the 90 House and Senate members will be ready to support legislation that affirms  the voters’ right to know the original source of all funds spent to influence state and local elections, and to oppose legislation that makes it even easier to hide the source of campaign money! …

AZ House Candidate Mitzi Epstein (LD 18) Really Gets It!

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A recent email to voters in her district: Dear Terry: You, the voter, should know who funds campaigns and elections. You should know — or be able to find out easily — who paid for an ad or a mailer. And why. I Signed the Pledge There are powerful and wealthy people trying to control our elections. They spend huge …

Talking Point: Consider the Source!

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We have a right to know the source of political advertising!  My grandmother always told me not to believe everything I hear – to consider the source before forming an opinion. Knowing who is paying for ads meant to influence my vote is no exception!  My grandmother’s wisdom is reflected in many state and federal laws that require donors to political …

Posse Buttons are HERE!

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Local Posses – check it out!  There are many opportunities to keep dirty money in the political discourse this fall.  You may be at a forum or debate, you may be canvassing with a candidate, or attending other events.  Wear a Posse button while you are out there – it will spark conversation about dirty money.  If you are not …

Coming Soon to the ODM Website!

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In the coming days we will be updating and adding to our website.  Look for these pages, coming soon! Says Who?  Look up a race or an initiative and see if dirty money is involved.  Learn who is behind these ads. Where do the candidates stand?  This page currently contains candidate endorsements before the primary  This information is being updated -volunteers …

Pima County Posse Activities

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The Pima County ODM Posse organized a showing of the Dirty Money film at a local theater and used social media to invite people to the showing.  We handed out information about dirty money in the August primary and information about joining the posse. As a result 50 (!) new people signed up to report ads and organize more efforts …

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 …