Last night saw a big win for local democracy, as the Tempe City Council unanimously voted to expose secretive political money in local elections!
As a result, Tempe voters will vote next March on a Charter Amendment requiring independent expenditure groups to disclose the original sources of their money.
Donors to candidates already have to disclose their identities. This proposal simply requires independent expenditure groups and their donors to also stand up and be accountable for their actions.
Wins like this do not just happen. They only happen with your support.
Tempe's stand should serve as an example to other cities around the state, and to our state legislature. We cannot allow our democracy to be hijacked by massive spending from secret political groups.