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 …

FROM THE EDITOR: Let’s bring an end to ‘dark money’

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Money influences elections. Sometimes it flat-out buys them. That’s no secret. But whose money is doing the influencing is often impossible to discern. And, thanks to the Legislature, it’s not getting any easier in Arizona. Terry Goddard wants to end that. He’s a former Phoenix mayor and state attorney general, and he’s tired of dark money — he calls it …

Our View: Why we support Outlaw Dark Money ballot initiative

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Arizonans deserve to know who wants to buy their votes. But they don’t. Under current laws, they can’t. Political non-profits can spend on TV spots, radio ads, robocalls, mailers other schemes to try to sway voters without disclosing the source of the money. This anonymous cash – so-called dirty money – is corrosive to a system that is based on informed …

Your Turn: Why we’re fighting to keep dirty money out of Arizona elections

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Noel Campbell, Paul Johnson, Tom Horne and Terry Goddard, opinion contributors Published 6:00 a.m. MT March 3, 2018 Arizona voters could decide if they want to curb “dark money” in state and local elections when they head to the polls next fall. But what is “dark money” and why does it matter? Your Turn: Voters should change the Arizona constitution …

Campaign-disclosure effort cuts through mumbo jumbo

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Bob Robb’s column (“The ‘dark money’ disclosure riddle,” Dec. 13) opines that finding out the true source of undisclosed political “dirty money” is hard and not very important. We disagree. We believe Arizona voters have the right to know who is paying for political ads and to make voting decisions based on complete information. If this is hard, it is …