Proposition 34 would end the death penalty in California and replace it — both for newly convicted inmates and, retroactively, for those who are already on death row — with a sentence of life without the possibility of parole.
In a nod to victims' rights advocates, it would also create a special fund for local law enforcement agencies. Over the course of four years, the Legislature would allocate $30 million annually from the general fund ($10 million in the 2012-2013 fiscal year) to this special fund, which would be intended to speed the arrest rate for homicide and rape.
The money would be offset by savings from the elimination of the death penalty, estimated to be as high as $184 million a year.
— Los Angeles Times
A total of 4,533 individual contributions have been made to seven committees supporting and opposing Proposition 34, raising $9,049,018. About 95% 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.
|Out of state||$2,970,573||34.4%|
|Out of state||$500||0.1%|
|1||Open Society Policy Center||Nov. 15, 2012||$500,000|
|2||Nicholas Pritzker||Aug. 15, 2012||$500,000|
|3||the Atlantic Advocacy Fund||Aug. 15, 2012||$500,000|
|4||the Atlantic Advocacy Fund||July 17, 2012||$500,000|
|5||Nicholas Pritzker||Oct. 19, 2011||$500,000|
|6||ACLU of Northern California, Inc.||Nov. 1, 2012||$300,000|
|7||M Quinn Delaney||April 11, 2012||$250,000|
|8||Nick McKeown||Nov. 2, 2012||$150,000|
|9||Emerson Collective, LLC||June 18, 2012||$150,000|
|10||Denise A Foderaro||Nov. 2, 2012||$125,000|
|1||Peace Officers Research Association of California Political Issues Committee (Porac Pic)||July 17, 2012||$75,000|
|2||Peace Officers Research Association of California Political Issues Committee (Porac Pic)||Aug. 15, 2012||$56,467|
|3||San Manuel Band of Mission Indians||Oct. 8, 2012||$25,000|
|4||Peace Officers Research Association of California Political Issues Committee (Porac Pic)||Oct. 4, 2012||$25,000|
|5||Peace Officers Research Association of California Political Issues Committee (Porac Pic)||May 22, 2012||$25,000|
|6||Association For Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs||Sept. 17, 2012||$20,000|
|7||Los Angeles Police Protective League's (Lappl) Public Safety First Political Action Committee||Oct. 19, 2012||$10,000|
|8||California Association of Highway Patrolmen||Oct. 16, 2012||$10,000|
|9||Diane Lake||Oct. 8, 2012||$10,000|
|10||Los Angeles Police Protective League's (Lappl) Public Safety First Political Action Committee||Oct. 5, 2012||$10,000|
* The totals for contributions to Proposition 34 include those from one committee working to support or oppose multiple propositions. The $354,920 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.