32

Union and corporate political donations

Election results

Votes Pct.
Yes 4,031,877 43.9%
No 5,160,324 56.1%

If it passes

Proposition 32 would ban labor unions, corporations, government contractors and state and local government employers from spending money deducted from employee paychecks for political purposes.

It would prevent labor unions and corporations from making donations to candidates for office, although they would be able to continue to pay for independent campaigns to support or oppose candidates. It would ban government contractors from donating to elected officials who have a role in awarding their contracts.

— Los Angeles Times

Official summary and analysis

Editorial: The Times' take

Tracking the money

A total of 1,663 individual contributions have been made to 20 committees supporting and opposing Proposition 32, raising $134,369,952. About 46% of the money raised has been to support the proposition. The list below shows the top individual contributions supporting and opposting the measure. Follow the links for additional detail.

Support
$61,204,126
Oppose
$73,165,825
Support contributions by state
$1
$10K
$100K
$500K
$1M
+
State Amount %
California $45,846,376 74.9%
Out of state $15,357,750 25.1%
Opposition contributions by state
$1
$10K
$100K
$500K
$1M
+
State Amount %
California $63,924,143 87.4%
Out of state $9,241,682 12.6%
Single contributions by size
Support
Oppose
Largest single contributions in support
# Name Date Amount
1 Americans For Job Security Oct. 15, 2012 $11,000,000
2 Charles T. Munger, Jr. Oct. 25, 2012 $10,000,000
3 Charles T. Munger, Jr. Oct. 1, 2012 $9,975,000
4 Charles Thomas Munger, Jr. Sept. 24, 2012 $5,986,530
5 Charles Thomas Munger, Jr. Sept. 17, 2012 $4,113,235
6 American Future Fund Sept. 13, 2012 $4,080,000
7 Charles T. Munger, Jr. Oct. 24, 2012 $3,000,235
8 Charles T. Munger, Jr. Oct. 4, 2012 $2,000,000
9 William Oberndorf Oct. 4, 2012 $1,000,000
10 Charles Munger, Jr. Aug. 15, 2012 $635,035
Largest single contributions in opposition
# Name Date Amount
1 California Teachers Association/Issues PAC July 23, 2012 $7,500,000
2 California Teachers Association/Issues PAC Sept. 5, 2012 $6,950,000
3 California State Council of Service Employees Issues Committee Aug. 10, 2012 $2,500,000
4 American Federation of State, County And Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO Sept. 17, 2012 $1,500,000
5 California Teachers Association/Issues PAC Sept. 25, 2012 $1,076,000
6 Working Families Issues Committee, Sponsored By the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO Oct. 24, 2012 $1,000,000
7 American Federation of State, County And Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO Oct. 18, 2012 $1,000,000
8 SEIU United Healthcare Workers West Political Issues Committee Oct. 16, 2012 $1,000,000
9 California Teachers Association/Issues PAC Oct. 8, 2012 $1,000,000
10 California State Council of Service Employees Issues Committee Oct. 3, 2012 $1,000,000

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* The totals for contributions to Proposition 32 include those from eight committees working to support or oppose multiple propositions. The $55,159,706 raised is included in the totals for each proposition. This could skew the totals reported here.

* Committees campaigning for or against a proposition can contribute money to other committees working to support or oppose any of the propositions on the November ballot. To date, this committee-to-committee giving accounts for about $20.4 million. Also, totals for propositions do not include unitemized contributions under $100.

Credits: Lorena Iniguez Elebee, Stephanie Ferrell, Robert Greene, Alexandra LeTellier, Maloy Moore, Anthony Pesce, Ben Welsh.

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