Coalition's 2020 Legislative Priorities

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

Politics

Promote fairness and transparency in our politics

Priority legislation

The Coalition supports these bills. Please contact your reps to let them know if you do, too!
Click on bill no. for full summary; Patron name for additional patrons (sponsors).

Status Number Summary Chief Patron
Comm

HB 895
 
Limits on contributions to candidates for statewide office and the General Assembly. Del. Mark Levine

DEFEAT
Comm
SB 25
HB 111
Banning contributions to candidates from public service corporations. Sen. Chap Petersen
Del. Josh Cole
Comm

HB 848
 
Campaign Finance Disclosure Act: Making unlawful the conversion of political contributions for personal use.. Del. Marcus Simon

Tabled

HB 849
 
Disclosure related to political campaign advertisements. Subjects any message that is placed or promoted for a fee on an online platform to the same disclosure requirements to which print media, television, and radio advertisements are subject. 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.