Stop Dark Money in Arizona
Campaign Status: Victory
Prop 211: Voter’s Right to Know Policy. This act establishes that the People of Arizona have the right to know the original source of all major contributions used to pay, in whole or part, for campaign media spending. This right requires the prompt, accessible, comprehensible and public disclosure of the identity of all donors who give more than $5,000 to fund campaign media spending in an election cycle and the source of those monies, regardless of whether the monies passed through one or more intermediaries.
The idea of stopping dark money has broad support from the citizens of Arizona. It is not complex nor is it divisive, and recent polls have shown the initiative to be 80-85% favorable in Arizona, with broad support from Republicans, Democrats and Independent voters.
Stop Dark Money is a non-partisan, citizen-led effort to make Arizona’s elections cleaner and improve democracy in Arizona. RepresentUs is part of a coalition of partners helping Stop Dark Money to pass Prop 211.
The Common Wealth is a community of people across the country who have made a commitment to building a democracy that works for everyone. By making a generous gift each month, they directly support the fight to fix our broken political system: city by city, state by state.
100% of donations support the front lines of the movement.
Arizona voters approve Prop 211 which is a huge step towards ending dark money in their state.
The Arizona Supreme Court rules that the “Voters’ Right To Know Act” will appear on the ballot this November, striking a blow to opponents who sought to disqualify the initiative through the courts.
Arizona’s secretary of state reviews the signatures submitted by the campaign and finds that 285,144 signatures are valid, officially qualifying the measure for the November ballot.
The campaign files the ballot initiative on March 19, 2022 and officially restarts the campaign after having paused in early 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Latest From This Campaign
Proposition 211: Ballot measure to require disclosure for political spending wins in Arizona
Nov 9 2022
Voters pulled back the curtain on anonymous campaign spending Tuesday, approving a ballot measure that requires public disclosure of big-dollar donors to political committees.Read More
It’s Time to Do Away With Dark Money
Sep 26 2022
While federal lawmakers fail to pass dark money donor disclosure, voters in Arizona have an opportunity to reveal who’s exerting outsize influence in their elections.Read More
Arizona Supreme Court rules that anti-'dark money' initiative will appear on ballot
Sep 20 2022
The 'Voters' Right To Know Act' would require disclosure of who is spending large sums of money on Arizona elections.Read More
Initiative targets 'dark money' in Arizona politics
May 13 2021
The initiative would require the public disclosure of the true source of donations of more than $5,000 spent by organizations on any candidate or ballot measure. Current law exempts these “social welfare” organizations from having to list their contributors.Read More
Campaign To End Dark Money Is Back. And This Time (Maybe), There's No Virus To Derail It
May 4 2021
Opinion: It is far past time for Arizonans to demand dark money disclosure. Finally, finally, finally, we may get that chance.Read More