Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Assemblymember [___] to vote “YES” on AB 20, the “Clean Money Act.”
This act is first up at 10:30 tomorrow (4/29) in the Assembly Elections Committee. Our Asm. Steve Bennett is a member. Call or leave a message on his machine, even after 5:00 pm.
SACRAMENTO, CA – On his first day in office and the day of his swearing-in ceremony, Assemblymember Alex Lee (D-25) has introduced AB 20, also known as the “Clean Money Act,” which will root out corporate special interest money in elections.
“Corporate special interests do not represent the will of the people,” said Lee, the youngest Asian American and first Gen-Z state legislator in California history. “During my campaign, I rejected all campaign contributions from corporations because I am accountable to my community, not powerful corporate special interests.”
Even without corporate campaign contributions, Assemblymember Alex Lee, 25, won triumphantly in a landslide through grassroots organizing and by connecting with constituents.
“This is the first bill I’m introducing – during the election, I saw firsthand the undue influence corporations have on our elections, and it’s polluting our democracy,” said Lee.
Each year, business entities contribute hundreds of millions of dollars to campaigns across California, with over $785 million spent on the 2020 election in California alone. In order to stay competitive in their races, many candidates are pressured to accept the money from these business entities.