Just in case you were wondering who has a stake in the outcomes of this election, what do you think they will expect after giving such an incredible amount of money as we are seeing in this election?
Prop 23 kills California’s energy law, which is triggering so many “clean energy” startups that are competing with the giant oil companies. Prop 26 kills the state’s ability to impose fees on polluters.
It’s really important to these polluting entities for them to invest so much into political campaigns. Maybe it’s time to cut off their ability to interfere with the will of the people?
So, what does that mean for progressive voters? Progressives need to show up and vote.
No on 23 –Don’t let Texas oil companies pollute our air.
Yes on 24–Close corporate tax loopholes.
Yes on 25–Bring back majority rule.
No on 26–Even more pollution if the oilies have their way.
Here is a list of recent huge donations: (Less than $50K omitted here)
Yes on 23
Tesoro $500K 10/22 $15,636.60 10/6 $1M 9/2 $3M 8/5
Valero $1M 10/22 $15,636.60 10/6
CVR Energy $150K 10/12
Marathon $500K 10/7
Tower Energy $100K 9/13
Flint Hills Resources (Koch) $1M 9/2
No one 24
FRANKLIN RESOURCES, INC. $50K 10/20
CBS $250K 10/18 $400K 9/16 $500K 8/24
Salesforce.com $125K 10/13
Cisco $500K 10/12 $1M 8/24
Genentech $250K 10/12 $1M 8/25
Activision $100K 10/11
Fox $250K 10/7 $350K 9/28 $625K 8/24
Disney $300K 10/6 $100K 9/28 $900K 8/24
Yahoo $100K 10/6
GEP (?) $100K 10/5
Cal Chamber of Commerce $25K10/1
DirecTV $100K 9/30
AMGEN $250K 9/30 $250K 8/26
Viacom $750K 9/28 $750K 8/24
Time Warner $500K 9/28 $900K 8/24
Johnson & Johnson $650K 9/16
Pfeizer $100K 9/14
GE $1M 9/10
SMALL BUSINESS ACTION COMMITTEE PAC millions
Cal Chamber $2M
AMERICAN BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION $500K $1.2M $750K
Anhauser Bush $350K
Phillip Morris $500K $500K
Many more, many earlier…