CA Prop. 32 Funding: Prohibits Political Contributions by Payroll Deductions - $103.7M Raised

CA Prop. 32 Funding: Prohibits Political Contributions by Payroll Deductions - $103.7M Raised

Oct. 18, 2012MapLight Voter's Edge for California, a nonpartisan guide to ballot measures, profiles the funding behind CA Proposition 32. The proposition, if passed, would prohibit unions from using payroll-deducted funds for political purposes and applies the same use prohibition to payroll deductions, if any, by corporations or government contractors. It also prohibits union and corporate contributions to candidates and their committees and prohibits government contractor contributions to elected officers or their committees. A MapLight analysis of CA Secretary of State campaign finance data for Proposition 32 shows $45.6 million has been raised on the "Yes" side and $58.1 million on the "No" side. The chart below lists the top 10 contributors to the "Yes" and "No" sides for Proposition 32.

The MapLight Voter's Edge project for California's ballot measures was made possible in part by a grant from the James Irvine Foundation.

Close to $290 million has been raised by California ballot committees in the 2012 election cycle thus far. A spreadsheet showing campaign finance data reflecting all available electronic filings of contributions to committees formed to support or oppose California's Nov. 2012 ballot propositions filed by October 17, 2012 can be found here.

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TOP 10 CONTRIBUTORS TO YES ON PROPOSITION 32:
($45.6 million raised in total)

Rank Contributor Name Total
1 CHARLES T. MUNGER, JR. $22,941,765
2 AMERICANS FOR RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP $11,000,000
3 AMERICAN FUTURE FUND $4,080,000
4 WILLIAM OBERNDORF $1,100,000
5 JERRY PERENCHIO $800,000
6 JOHN SCULLY $500,000
7 MARGARET BLOOMFIELD $500,000
8 THOMAS M. SIEBEL $500,000
9 THE NEW MAJORITY PAC $350,000
10 JOHN MURRAY PASQUESI $300,000

TOP 10 CONTRIBUTORS TO NO ON PROPOSITION 32:
($58.1 million raised in total)

Rank Contributor Name Total
1 CALIFORNIA TEACHERS ASSOCIATION $20,482,458
2 SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION $11,597,764
3

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE COUNTY &
MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES

$3,145,431
4 CALIFORNIA PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS $2,986,366
5 WORKING FAMILIES ISSUES COMMITTEE, SPONSORED
BY THE CALIFORNIA LABOR FEDERATION, AFL-CIO
$2,150,000
6 CALIFORNIA NURSES ASSOCIATION INITIATIVE POLITICAL
ACTION COMMITTEE (YES ON 30 AND NO ON 32) (unitemized)
$1,970,000
7 CALIFORNIA SCHOOL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION $1,694,618
8 CALIFORNIA FACULTY ASSOCIATION $1,564,238
9 PEACE OFFICERS RESEARCH ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA $1,476,846
10 DEMOCRATIC STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF CALIFORNIA $1,385,939


FUNDING PROFILES FOR ALL CALIFORNIA BALLOT PROPOSITIONS

Proposition 30: Taxes (Brown Plan)
Proposition 31: Two-Year State Budget
Proposition 32: Political Contributions
Proposition 33: Auto Insurance
Proposition 34: Death Penalty
Proposition 35: Human Trafficking
Proposition 36: Three Strikes Law
Proposition 37: Genetically Engineered Foods
Proposition 38: Taxes (Munger Plan)
Proposition 39: Taxes for Multistate Businesses
Proposition 40: State Senate Redistricting

METHODOLOGY: MapLight analysis of campaign contributions from electronic filings of committees formed to support or oppose statewide ballot measures for the Nov. 6, 2012 election. Data source: CA Secretary of State - Cal Access. MapLight Voter's Edge for California has been updated to reflect all available electronic filings of contributions to California's ballot propositions filed by October 17, 2012 for contributions made on or before October 16, 2012 for the 2012 election cycle.

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The purpose of MapLight Voter's Edge is to provide a reliable, nonpartisan source for information about California's ballot propositions. MapLight Voter's Edge shows each proposition's Funding Data—a top 10 list of contributors; Summary Information—what a "YES" or a "NO" vote would mean; the projected financial impact of the proposition; campaign arguments by proponents and opponents; Endorsements; News; Editorials; and Advertisements. MapLight Voter's Edge is available in Spanish.

A link to this data release can be found here.

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