Today is Valentine's day, but it’s also Arizona’s 106th birthday! On Feb 14, 1912 Arizona became the 48th state.Read more
The most important thing any of us can do to stop the dirty money from flooding Arizona elections is:
- Get an Outlaw Dirty Money (ODM) petition
- Get 10 signatures
- Get your signature notarized (the campaign will be happy to help)
- Turn in your petition before March
If everyone who reads this message turns in at least 10 signatures, the Outlaw Dirty Money constitutional amendment can qualifying for the November ballot. It’s that easy, you are that powerful!
Today we honor and celebrate the life of an extraordinary man - Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King’s tireless fight for justice and civil rights has earned him a place, not only in history, but in our hearts. He was and is a beacon of hope, an inspiration for millions.
I hope your new year is off to a great start. As you may remember, I started out 2018 with the resolution to chase political dirty money out of our state! But, I need your help to get our Outlaw Dirty Money Constitutional Amendment before the voters in November. Please help by signing up here. #outlawdirtymoneyRead more
Happy Happy New Year! 2018 is before us, fresh, clean, and full of promise. My New Year’s resolution (and I hope yours) will be to chase political dirty money out of our state!
Every election, millions of dirty dollars flood Arizona from powerful people and corporations trying to buy our government. They operate in secret, hiding behind legal barriers to keep us from knowing who they are. The Dirty Money forces have damaged Arizona, weakening our public schools, degrading our environment, and driving up the cost of services.
Let’s make 2018 the year that we secure our right to know who is funding these campaigns. Let’s put our Outlaw Dirty Money Constitutional Amendment on the ballot and pass it in November.
No question that’s a big job. It takes almost 300,000 Arizona voter signatures by June just to get on the ballot.
2018 is our chance to end political money laundering by signing up here. With this fresh, new year, cleaning up our state begins in earnest.
Our volunteer effort to Outlaw Dirty Money is off to a great start. Many have already volunteered to collect petition signatures, to check those signatures, or talk with their friends about Dirty Money and ask them to help.
I hope your New Year’s Day and the year ahead are filled with joy and the satisfaction of chasing political dirty money out of Arizona.
Join us in the fight to Outlaw Dirty Money. Together, that’s exactly what we’ll do!
On November 10th, I asked for comments and suggestions on the draft of the Disclosure Amendment. Did Arizona ever come through! I got many good suggestions and a lot of enforceability. Both were appreciated!Read more
As we wrote recently, before we launch the huge task of gathering thousands of signatures, we want to be as sure as possible that we got the Outlaw Dirty Money proposition right. The dirty money forces will attack every misplaced comma. Therefore, we want the maximum possible number of critical eyes to view the Outlaw Dirty Money text before it is filed. Once we file with the Secretary of State, the text cannot be changed.
You will see right away that this Initiative Measure is a petition to amend the Arizona Constitution. It will require a minimum of 225,963 valid signatures of Arizona voters! Outlawing Dirty Money is so important, and the majority in the Legislature and most state officials are so hopelessly committed to protecting Dirty Money, that we decided the extra effort was needed. Let’s put this into our Constitution, where they cannot fiddle with it!Read more
My sincere apologies for going so long without communicating. Rest assured there has been a lot going on. Over the summer, we have been working hard on a new effort to stop Dirty Money in Arizona.
A lot of time and effort has gone into research and drafting the new initiative and on getting a campaign apparatus ready to circulate petitions. We are particularly fortunate that the Save Our Schools (SOS) petition drive engaged so many quality volunteers so effectively. Their success is not just an inspiration, but many SOS leaders and actives understand how dirty money is threatening public education and are ready to help.
On the campaign messaging side, you probably noticed I used the term “Dirty Money” instead of “Dark Money.” The reason is simple: The amount of anonymous campaign funding by individuals and groups trying to influence our elections has exploded. This type of spending isn’t occasional anymore – it is the rule and growing, with campaign methods that are, well, just dirty.
Yesterday, we had a spectacular response from the activists attending the ‘We The People Summit’. They were ready to hit the streets with petitions that afternoon! But, we have one important step before that can happen.
Before we commit to the huge task of gathering thousands of signatures, we want to be as sure as possible that we got it right. The next time you hear from me will be very soon with a draft of the initiative to look over. I hope you will help by providing your input.
We are preparing a petition to outlaw the use of dark money in Arizona elections. If we can get enough signatures, we will put it on the 2018 ballot. Please stay tuned for updates on our progress and when the petitions will be ready to circulate. We should be ready in early 2017 in order to have the maximum time for circulation! Thanks for staying interested and involved in protecting democracy in Arizona.