Coalition's 2020 Legislative Priorities

Corporations are not People. Money is not Speech. Source: CommonDreams.org.

Politics

Promote fairness and transparency in our politics

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The Coalition supports these bills. Please contact your reps to let them know if you do, too!
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Click on bill no. for full summary. Click on Patron name for additional patrons (sponsors).
Signed by Governor.
Enrolled.
Passed Passed House or Senate.
Comm In Committee.
Read1/2/3 Read in chamber.
Reported Approved by Comm.
Recommends Recommended by Subcommittee.
Left Left in committee.
Incorp Incorporated into another bill.
PBI PBI.
Stricken Bill withdrawn.
  Defeated.
House Senate Number Summary Chief Patron
Left HB 895 Limits on contributions to candidates for statewide office and the General Assembly. Del. Mark Levine
Failed SB 25 Banning contributions to candidates from public service corporations. Sen. Chap Petersen
Left HB 111 Banning contributions to candidates from public service corporations. Del. Josh Cole
Continued HB 848 Campaign Finance Disclosure Act: Making unlawful the conversion of political contributions for personal use. Del. Marcus Simon
Passed Passed HB 849 Disclosure related to political campaign advertisements. Del. Marcus Simon
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Resources

Video: Debate Over Sen. Chap Petersen's Bill Banning Dominion Energy Political Contributions Is VERY Revealing About Virginia’s Broken Political System. [bills SB25, HB 111]. Blue Virginia, Jan 14, 2020.

Funding Sources. Donations to General Assembly candidates January 2018 through November 28, 2019. vpap.org. (Click on orange tab to see candidates w highest % of business donors)

The Super-Wealthy Have Outsize Influence in Politics. Here's How We Can Change That, Time, by Yom Udall, August 14, 2019.

Organizations

American Promise
Advocacy for getting money out of politics.

Virginia Swamp Busters
Online Virginia discussion group aims to promote grassroots democratic reform at the State-level.

Common Cause
We are creating a democracy where everyone's voice is heard and everyone plays by fair and commonsense rules.