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Stop Corruption Now Referendum on SB 1516

REFERENDUM DRIVE ENDED JULY 14, 2016

Maybe SB 1516 Will Be Challenged in the Courts, but not on November's ballot in AZ. The Clean & Accountable Elections Act Initiative and Stop Corruption Now Referendum have both died. (7.15.16)

Please let your teams & networks know asap!

What happened to Stop Corruption Now Referendum? See online links below.

Rep. Ken Clark on What Happened

Formal Press Release July 14, 2016

Formal Closure Statement: "Stop Corruption Now Ends Campaign Despite the impressive efforts of over 300 volunteers and despite having collected over 20,000 petition signatures to repeal The Dark Money Act, we have concluded that we must end the effort to repeal Senate Bill 1516 for this year."

See Stop Corruption Now July 14 Press Release

Rep. Ken Clarke Explains in Video on Facebook

What now? Get petitions in the field notarized and return - whether filled up or not - to:

  • Terry Goddard Law Office: 502 W Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85003
  • Maricopa Democratic Party HQ: 2914 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012
    Both locations have notaries on site; you can also get your local bank to notarize.
    If unable to make it downtown or mail them, please give Amanda, Bill, or Bob a call to organize a pickup:
  • Amanda Melcher (Field Coordinator - West Maricopa) - 480-695-0963
  • Bill Elliott (Field Coordinator - East Maricopa) - 602-770-6735
  • Bob Keiser (Volunteer Committee Chair) - 480-518-7991

PREVIOUS STOP CORRUPTION NOW RERENDUM ON SB1516 INFO

Legal Summary: "This petition seeks to refer 2016 Laws, Chapter 79 (Senate Bill 1516), the principal provisions are: (1) abdicating to the IRS Arizona's responsibility for registration as political committees and disclosure of funds used to influence elections when any entity spending money to influence an Arizona election has a tax exempt status under Section 501(a) of the IRS Code; (2) exempting from registration as a political committee any entity that spends money to influence an election but whose "primary purpose" is actually not influencing elections; (3) allowing political parties to spend nearly unlimited funds for their nominees without reporting those expenditures."

THE FULL INITIATIVE & FAQ'S

PBS HORIZON & REP. KEN CLARK ON REFERENDUM

PBS Horizon June 6, 2016

"An effort has been started to refer a law passed by the state legislature this past session that critics say will make it harder to determine who is behind so-called dark money used in political campaigns. State representative Ken Clark, who is helping lead the referendum against the measure, will tell us why he's opposed to the changes made by the new law. "

LWV SUPPORTS STOP CORRUPTION NOW REFERENDUM

On May 31, 2016, the League of Women Voters of Arizona voted to support the Stop Corruption Now Referendum.

CHALLENGES TO GETTING STOP CORRUPTION NOW REFERENDUM ON THE NOV 2016 BALLOT & WHAT YOU CAN DO!

THE CHALLENGE: 75, 321 Qualified Signatures on Legal & Notarized Petitions by August 1, 2016.

LWV Metro Phoenix Notifies Members about Getting Petitions

TALK ON STOP CORRUPTION NOW REFERENDUM

THE WONKS
Morrison Institute Study on Independent Voters in Arizona reveals that 95% of all registered voters think campaign contributions should be disclosed.
Read the Study

THE PRESS
Voters are fighting Ariz. government to keep elections (more) transparent

Opponents of AZ Campaign Finance Law Petition for Vote

Group wants public vote on issue

SOCIAL MEDIA
On Facebook

PARTISANSHIP POSTS
No posts located on GOP Website yet.

Referendums (citizens veto) filed for SB 1516 and HB 2296 `dark money on steroids' bills