Making Democracy Work
Reduce the influence of special interest money, and increase transparency in government and politics.
Issue Team Chair: Kathy Sakahara, firstname.lastname@example.org, (206) 261-7797
2020 Legislative Session Updates
(Interested in the 2019 Session Recap? Click Here)
We had this a significant success this session in the area of campaign finance reform with the passage of SB 6152 which will limit the risk of foreign interference in our elections through campaign donations. The bill was first introduced addressing only corporations, it now requires any entity making a campaign contribution to certify that no foreign money was used and there was no foreign influence in the decision to make the contribution.
We also had a bit of a mixed success with a PDC request bill, HB 2772. The bill was introduced with some very strong protections for campaign finance and transparency, but was amended to the point that it would actually limit the authority of the PDC. We then encouraged the Senate to not pass the bill and it died without ever coming to the floor for a vote.
Click on Bill # for detailed information. See UPDATES below.
Bill the League Supported That Have Been Signed Into Law
Bills the League Opposed That Failed
Bills the League Supports That Did Not Pass