Top Contributors to Primarily Formed Committees: November 2016 General Election

Last Modified: May, 02 2017

 

The lists below reflect top contributors as reported by committees that have raised at least $1,000,000 and are primarily formed to support or oppose a state ballot measure or a candidate for state office in the November 2016 general election. 

The following key explains the symbols used to indicate changes after each new update.

Status Key

NEW A new person/entity has qualified as a top 10 contributor.
A contributor has moved up the list.
A contributor has moved down the list.
+ A contributor has made an additional contribution.
- No change has occurred with this contributor.

*A contributor whose name is marked with an asterisk made a contribution to a committee that simultaneously supported or opposed more than one potential ballot measure for the same election. Because of this, it is not possible to determine the amount of the contribution that was spent specifically on the campaign for any particular measure. In these cases the contributions are listed for each ballot measure the committee has been formed to support or oppose. This results in the same contribution appearing multiple times - once for each ballot measure the committee supports or opposes.

Top Contributors Lists

Prop 51 - School Bonds. Funding for K-12 School and Community College Facilities. Initiative Statute.

Supporting

  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1

Coalition for Adequate School Housing Issues Committee

Top Donors

CA - $2,320,000
2

California Building Industry Association Issues Committee  

Top Donors

CA - $1,582,178
3 Community College Facility Coalition Issues Committee CA - $425,000
4 Lewis Pacific Partners, Including Aggregated Contributions from Lewis Investment Company, LLC CA + $275,100
5 CalAtlantic Group, Inc. (Formerly Standard Pacific Corp.) and Affiliated Entities CA -
$262,600
6 CA Assn of Realtors Issues Mobilization PAC CA -
$250,000
7 Lennar Homes of California Inc., and Affiliated Entities CA ↑+ $237,600
8 TRI Pointe Group, Inc. and Its Affiliated Entities Including Tri Pointe Homes, LLC and Pardee Homes CA ↓-
$237,600
9 Shea Homes and Affiliated Entities AZ ↓-
$237,500
10 KB Home CA ↓-
$237,500
Total from top contributors $6,065,078

Opposing

No committee opposing this ballot measure raised enough money to reach the reporting threshold for this list.

 

Prop 52 - Medi - Cal Hospital Fee Program. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. 

Supporting

  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 California Health Foundation and Trust CA -
$11,501,975
2 Dignity Health CA NEW $8,478,390
3 Sutter Health CA ↓- $4,160,670
4 Childrens Hospital Los Angeles CA ↓-
$3,418,305
5 Adventist Health CA ↓- $3,020,143
6 Loma Linda University Medical Center CA ↓- $2,416,560
7 Children's Hospital Central California CA ↓- $2,013,968
8 Community Medical Centers CA ↓- $1,963,985
9 Memorial Health Services - Memorial Care Health System CA ↓- $1,668,562
10 AHMC Healthcare, Inc CA ↓- $1,388,422
  Total from top contributors $40,030,980

Opposing

  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 SEIU - United Healthcare Workers West (Nonprofit 501(C)(5))
CA - $3,714,548
2 SEIU - United Healthcare Workers West Political Issues Committee CA - $325,040
  No additional contributions at the reporting threshold  
  Total from top contributors $4,039,588

 

Prop 53  - Revenue Bonds. Statewide Voter Approval. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.

Supporting

  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Dean Cortopassi CA + $3,534,331
2 Joan Cortopassi CA - $1,500,000
  No additional contributions at the reporting threshold           
Total from top contributors $5,034,331

Opposing

  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Brown for Governor 2014 CA + $4,107,500
2

California Democratic Party

Top Donors

CA + $1,884,211
3

Members' Voice of the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California

Top Donors

CA -
$1,346,814
 

State Building and Construction Trades Council of California

**entity affiliates with Members' Voice of the State Building and Construction for contribution total**

CA -
-
4 L. John Doerr, III CA -
$1,000,000
5 Laborers Pacific Southwest Regional Organizing Coalition - Issues PAC CA -
$800,000
6 Jerrold A. Perenchio & Affiliated Entities CA -
$500,000
7 San Manuel Band of Mission Indians CA -
$500,000
8 Lytton Rancheria of California CA -
$500,000
9 International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) CA -
$375,000
10 California Construction Industry Labor Management Cooperation Trust
CA -
$350,000
Total from top contributors $11,363,525

 

Prop 54 - Legislature. Legislation and Proceedings. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. 

Supporting

  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Charles T. Munger Jr. CA + $10,705,640
  No additional contributions at the reporting threshold   - 0
Total from top contributors $10,705,640

Opposing

No committee opposing this ballot measure raised enough money to reach the reporting threshold for this list.

 

Prop 55 - Tax Extension to Fund Education and Healthcare. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. 

Supporting

  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 CA Hospitals Committee on Issues, CHCI Sponsored by California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (CAHHS)
Top Donors
CA -
$25,121,370
 

California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems

(Committee affiliates with above for contribution total)

- -  
2

CA Teachers Association/ Issues PAC

Top Donors

CA - $21,053,224
3

CA State Council of Service Employees Issues Committee

Top Donors

CA - $4,434,043
 

CA State Council of Service Employees (nonprofit 501(c )(5))

(Committee affiliates with above for contribution total)

CA - -
4 Thomas F. Steyer* CA -
$1,750,000
5

PACE of California School Employees Association - Issues

Top Donors

CA +
$1,583,694
 

CA School Employees Association

(Committee affiliates with above for contribution total)

- - -
6 California Federation of Teachers COPE Prop/Ballot Committee CA -
$748,930
7

SEIU Local 2015 Issues PAC

Top Donors

CA - $717,775
8 SEIU - Local 1000 Issues PAC CA - $620,511
9 American Federation of Teacher, AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (Fed PAC ID#C0028860) DC - $250,000
10

NextGen California Committee*

Top Donors

CA -
$250,000
11 Association of California School Administrators PAC CA -
$250,000
  Total from top contributors $56,529,547

Opposing

No committee opposing this ballot measure raised enough money to reach the reporting threshold for this list.

 

Prop 56 - Cigarette Tax to Fund Healthcare, Tobacco Use Prevention, Research, and Law Enforcement. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. 

Supporting

  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Thomas F. Steyer* CA -
$11,550,000
2

CA Hospitals Committee on Issues

Top Donors

CA -
$10,096,250
3

CA State Council of Service Employees Issues Committee

Top Donors

CA -
$2,099,896
4 CA Dental Association  CA -
$1,010,655
5 CA Medical Association CA -
$1,003,734
6 Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and the Hospitals CA -
$1,000,000
7 Healthy California, Sponsored by Blue Shield of California CA -
$1,000,000
8

Fight Cancer - Yes on 56, Sponsored by American Cancer Society, Inc. and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc.

Top Donors

DC - $748,550
9 Michael R. Bloomberg NY -
$500,000
10 American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO (MPO)
DC -
$450,000
Total from top contributors $29,459,085

Opposing

  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Philip Morris USA Inc. and its affiliates (by its service Company, Altria Client
Services LLC)

CA -
$38,642,580
2 R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and its affiliates, by its service company RAI
Services Company
NC - $24,897,480
3 UST LLC (made by its service company, Altria Client Services LLC), An Affiliate ofPhilip Morris USA Inc.
CA - $4,294,901
4 John Middleton Co. (made by its service company, Altria Client Services LLC), An Affiliate of Philip Morris USA Inc. CA - $1,326,115
5 ITG Brands LLG and Its Affiliates NC -
$1,050,000
6 Fontem Ventures USA, INC (An affiliate of ITG Brands LLC) NC - $450,250
7 NuMark LLC (made by its service Company, Altria Client Services LLC), An Affiliate of Philip Morris USA Inc. CA - $119,778
8 McLane Company, Inc. TX -
$101,188
9 Core-Mark International, Inc.
CA - $59,307
  No additional contributions at the reporting threshold
     
Total from top contributors $70,941,599

 

Prop 57 - Criminal Sentences. Parole. Juvenile Criminal Proceedings and Sentencing. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.

Supporting

  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Governor Brown's Ballot Measure Commitee CA - $4,138,764
2

California Democratic Party

Top Donors

CA + $2,174,198
3 Thomas F. Steyer* CA -
$1,750,000
4

FWD.US (nonprofit 501(c) (4) in Support of Proposition 57 with Help from Citizens for Public Safety & Opportunity* / Mark Zuckerberg*

Top Donors

DC -
$1,000,000
5 Open Society Policy Center, Inc. NY -
$1,000,000
6 Reed Hastings CA -
$980,962
7

NextGen California Committee*

Top Donors

CA -
$250,000
8

SEIU Local 2015 Issues PAC

Top Donors

CA -
$204,613
9 Open Philanthropy Action Fund Yes on 57 (NonProfit 501(c) (4)) CA -
$200,000
10

California State Council of Service Employees Issues Committee

[Top Donors]

CA - $175,145
Total from top contributors $11,873,682

Opposing

No committee opposing this ballot measure raised enough money to reach the reporting threshold for this list.

 

Prop 58 - English Proficiency. Multilingual Education. Initiative Statute.

Supporting

  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Thomas F. Steyer* CA -
$1,750,000
2

California Teachers Association/Issues PAC

Top Donors

CA +
$1,722,048
3

NextGen California Committee*

Top Donors

CA - $250,000
4 California State Council of Service Employees (NonProfit 501 (c) (5)) CA -
$103,128
 

California State Council of Service Employees Issues Committee

 

Top Donors

(Committee affiliates with above for contribution total)

CA - -
5 California Federation of Teachers COPE Prop/Ballot Committee
CA +
$100,778
6 Association of California School Administrators Issues Political Action Committee (ACSA Issues PAC)
CA -
$100,000
7

SEIU Local 2015 Issues PAC

Top Donors

CA +
$70,182
8 California Faculty Association Political Issues Committee CA - $50,343
9

SEIU United Healthcare Workers West Political Issues Committee

Top Donors

CA -
$50,000
10 United Food and Commercial Workers Western States Issues PAC
CA -
$50,000
Total from top contributors $4,246,479

Opposing

No committee opposing this ballot measure raised enough money to reach the reporting threshold for this list.

 

Prop 60 - Adult Films. Condoms. Health Requirements. Initiative Statute.

Supporting

  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Aids Healthcare Foundation CA + $5,207,071
  No additional contributions at the reporting threshold        - 0
Total from top contributors $5,207,071

Opposing

No committee opposing this ballot measure raised enough money to reach the reporting threshold for this list. 

 

Prop 61 - State Prescription Drug Purchases. Pricing Standards. Initiative Statute.

Supporting

  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Aids Healthcare Foundation CA + $18,717,068
2 California Nurses Association PAC (CAN-PAC) CA + $264,138
  No additional contributions at the reporting threshold      
Total from top contributors $18,981,206

Opposing

  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Merck & Co., Inc. NJ - $9,420,395
2 Pfizer, Inc. NY - $9,420,395
3 Johnson & Johnson NJ - $9,301,646
4 Amgen Inc. CA + $7,670,768
5 Abbvie Inc. IL - $6,859,873
6 Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC NJ - $6,720,945
7 AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP DE - $6,080,535
8 Allergan USA, Inc. NJ - $5,079,332
9 Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation NY - $4,728,302
10 Glaxosmithkline NC - $4,528,527
Total from top contributors $69,810,718

 

Prop 62 - Death Penalty. Initiative Statute.

Supporting

  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Thomas F. Steyer* CA + $1,850,000
2 Nicholas McKeown CA -
$1,500,000
3 Reed Hastings CA -
$1,000,000
4 Laurene Powell Jobs, Including Emerson Collective, LLC. CA ↑+ $600,000
5 L. John Doerr III CA ↓-
$500,000
6 Open Society Policy Center DC ↓-
$500,000
7 Paul Graham CA -
$500,000
8

NextGen California Committee*

Top Donors

CA - $250,000
9 Robert Alan Eustace CA -
$175,000
10 Frank P. Quattrone CA - $100,000
11 M. Quinn Delaney CA -
$100,000
12 Marc Benioff CA -
$100,000
13 Amy Joyce Rao CA -
$100,000
 

Integrated Archive Systems, Inc.

(entity affiliates with above for contribution total)

CA - -
14 John O'Farrell CA -
$100,000
  Total from top contributors $7,375,000

Opposing

  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1

Peace Officers Research Association of CA Political Issues Committee (PORAC PIC)*

Top Donors

CA - $755,000
2 CA Correctional Peace Officers Association Truth in American Government Fund* CA +
$703,304
3 Los Angeles Police Protective League Issues PAC* CA -
$250,000
4
The CA Association of Highway Patrolmen* CA -
$250,000
5 Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs State PIC* CA - $210,000
6 Henry T. Nicholas, III* CA -
$200,000
7 Julie Motamedi* CA - $175,000
8

San Francisco Police Officers Association Issues PAC*

Top Donors

CA ↑+ $155,000
9
San Bernardino County Safety Employees' Benefit Association PIC* CA ↓-
$150,000
10
Association of Deputy District Attorneys*
CA - $130,000
Total from top contributors $2,978,304

 

Prop 63 - Firearms. Ammunition Sales. Initiative Statute.

Supporting

  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1

California Democratic Party

Top Donors

CA + $1,150,949
2 Sean Parker CA - $400,000
3 George M. Marcus CA - $250,000
4 Nicholas Pritzker CA - $250,000
5 Susie Tompkins Buell CA - $211,230
6 Diane Wilsey CA - $110,000
7 Dignity Health AZ - $100,000
8 Alexander Soros NY - $100,000
9 Dagmar Dolby CA - $100,000
10

Elizabeth Simons

*INTERMEDIARY* HSAF

CA - $100,000
11 11 West Partners, LLC CA - $100,000
Total from top contributors $2,872,179

Opposing

No committee opposing this ballot measure raised enough money to reach the reporting threshold for this list.

 

Prop 64 - Marijuana Legalization. Initiative Statute.

Supporting

  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Sean Parker and Affiliated Entities  CA -
$8,610,563
2 Fund for Policy Reform, c/o Christina Trust, A Division of WSFS, FSB DE - $6,140,000
 3

New Approach PAC (MPO)

Top Donors

CA -
$2,615,000
4 Daniel R. Lewis FL - $1,250,000
5 Henry van Ameringen NY - $1,250,000
6 Drug Policy Action - Non-Profit 501c4, Yes on Prop. 64 CA -
$1,190,000*
 

Californians for Responsible Marijuana Reform, sponsored by Drug Policy Action**

Top Donors

CA -  
  Drug Policy Action** NY -  
  **entities affiliate with Drug Policy Action - Non-Profit 501 (c)4, Yes on Prop 64. for contribution total**      
7

Fund for Policy Reform (NonProfit 501 (c)(4))

Top Donors

NY -
$970,000***
8

CA for Sensible Reform, Sponsored by Ghost Management Group, LLC dba Weedmaps

Top Donors

CA -
$750,000
9 Nicholas Prtizker
CA -
$450,000
10 Peter Thiel
CA -
$300,000
Total from top contributors $23,525,563

*$2,970,000 in funds transferred through this committee to Yes on 64, Californians to Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana While Proteching Children, Sponsored by Business, Physicians, Environmental and Social-Justice Advocate Organizations, have been subtracted from this amount to prevent counting the funds more than once.

***$2,970,000 in funds transferred through this committee to Drug Policy Action Nonprofit 501c4, Yes on Prop. 64, have been subtracted from this amount in order to prevent counting the funds more than once.

Opposing

  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1

SAM Action, Inc., A Committee Against Proposition 64 with Help from Citizens (Nonprofit 501(c)(4))

Top Donors

VA - $900,561
 2 Juliet F. Schauer and Trust - Affiliated Entities PA -            $463,939* 
3 California Association of Highway Patrolmen CA - $25,000
4 Cooper Ballot Measure Committee; Californians for Jobs, Assemblymember Jim (Candidate: Assembly 09 District) (OFFICEHOLDER: Assembly District 09) CA -
$25,000
5 Peace Officers Research Association of California Political Issues Committee (PORAC PIC) CA -
$25,000
6 California Teamsters Public Affairs Council, Issues Account CA -
$25,000
7 California Police Chiefs Association CA -
$20,000
8 California Peace Officers Association CA NEW $10,000
9 Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs Issues Committee (Non-Profit 501 (c) (5)) CA ↓-
$10,000
10 Los Angeles Police Protective League Issues PAC - Yes on 66 CA ↓-
$10,000
11 California Hospitals Committee on Issues, (CHCI) Sponsored by California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (CAHHS) CA ↓-
$10,000
12 California Correctional Supervisors Organization, Inc. CA ↓-
$10,000
13 Calif. State Sheriffs' Assoc. CA ↓-
$10,000
Total from top contributors $1,544,500

*$900,061 in funds from this entity to SAM Action, Inc., A Committee Against Proposition 64 with Help from Citizens (Nonprofit 501(c)(4)), have been subtracted from this amount to prevent counting the funds more than once.

 

Prop 65 – Carryout Bags. Charges. Initiative Statute

Supporting

  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Hilex Poly Co. LLC* SC - $2,783,739
2 Formosa Plastics Corporation U.S.A.* NJ - $1,148,442
3 Superbag Corp.* TX + $1,109,370
4 Advance Polybag, Inc.*
TX - $946,833
5 Durabag Co., Inc.* CA - $50,000
6 Heritage Plastics, Inc.* MS - $50,000
7 Prince Rubber and Plastics Co., Inc.* TX - $25,000
8 Crown Poly, Inc.* CA - $12,000
9 The Dow Chemical Company* TX - $10,000
10 No additional contributions at the reporting threshold         
  Total from top contributors $6,135,383

Opposing

No committee opposing this ballot measure raised enough money to reach the reporting threshold for this list. 

 

Prop 66 - Death Penalty. Procedures. Initiative Statute.

Supporting

  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1

Peace Officers Research Association of CA Political Issues Committee (PORAC PIC)*

Top Donors

CA - $755,000
2 CA Correctional Peace Officers Association Truth in American Government Fund* CA +
$703,304
3 Los Angeles Police Protective League Issues PAC* CA -
$250,000
4
The CA Association of Highway Patrolmen* CA -
$250,000
5 Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs State PIC* CA - $210,000
6 Henry T. Nicholas, III* CA -
$200,000
7 Julie Motamedi* CA - $175,000
8

San Francisco Police Officers Association Issues PAC*

Top Donors

CA ↑+ $155,000
9
San Bernardino County Safety Employees' Benefit Association PIC* CA ↓-
$150,000
10
Association of Deputy District Attorneys*
CA - $130,000
Total from top contributors $2,978,304

Opposing

  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Thomas F. Steyer* CA + $1,850,000
2 Nicholas McKeown* CA -
$1,500,000
3 Reed Hastings* CA -
$1,000,000
4 Laurene Powell Jobs, Including Emerson Collective, LLC.* CA ↑+ $600,000
5 L. John Doerr III* CA ↓-
$500,000
6 Open Society Policy Center* DC ↓-
$500,000
7 Paul Graham* CA -
$500,000
8

NextGen California Committee*

Top Donors

CA - $250,000
9 Robert Alan Eustace* CA -
$175,000
10 Frank P. Quattrone* CA - $100,000
11 M. Quinn Delaney* CA -
$100,000
12 Marc Benioff* CA -
$100,000
13 Thomas F. Steyer* CA -
$100,000
14 Amy Joyce Rao* CA -
$100,000
 

Integrated Archive Systems, Inc.

(entity affiliates with above for contribution total)

CA - -
15 John O'Farrell* CA -
$100,000
  Total from top contributors $7,375,000

 

Prop 67 – Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags. Referendum. 

Supporting

  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Albertsons Safeway (Formerly Known as Safeway, Inc. Including Its Affiliated Entity The Vons Companies, Inc.
AZ - $150,000
2 Julie Packard
CA - $105,000
3

California Grocers Association Issues Committee (Non-Profit 501 (C) 6): Yes on Proposition 67

Top Donors

CA - $100,000
4 Claire Perry
CA - $100,000
5 Ralphs Grocery Company
OH - $80,000
6 Yes on 67 - Californians Against Waste - Protect the Plastic Ban (Non-Profit 501 (C) (4))
CA - $66,908
7 The Nature Conservancy
CA - $50,000
8 Thomas F. Steyer
CA - $50,000
9

California Democratic Party

Top Donors

CA -
$30,345
10 Anne G. Earhart
CA - $25,000
  Total from top contributors $757,254


Opposing

  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Hilex Poly Co. LLC* SC - $2,783,739
2 Formosa Plastics Corporation U.S.A.* NJ - $1,148,442
3 Superbag Corp.* TX + $1,109,370
4 Advance Polybag, Inc.* TX - $946,833
5 Durabag Co., Inc.* CA - $50,000
6 Heritage Plastics, Inc.* MS - $50,000
7 Prince Rubber and Plastics Co., Inc.* TX - $25,000
8 Crown Poly, Inc.* CA - $12,000
9 The Dow Chemical Company* TX - $10,000
10 No additional contributions at the reporting threshold           
  Total from top contributors $6,135,383

 

Assembly District 47 - Candidate Eloise Reyes

Prop 51 - School Bonds. Funding for K-12 School and Community College Facilities. Initiative Statute.

Supporting

Californians for Quality Schools, sponsored and funded by Coalition for Adequate School Housing Issues Committee and California Building Industry Association Issues Committee
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1

Coalition for Adequate School Housing Issues Committee  

Top Donors

CA - $2,320,000
2

California Building Industry Association Issues Committee   

Top Donors

CA - $1,582,178
3 Community College Facility Coalition Issues Committee CA - $425,000
4 Lewis Pacific Partners, Including Aggregated Contributions from Lewis Investment Company, LLC CA + $275,100
5 CalAtlantic Group, Inc. (Formerly Standard Pacific Corp.) and Affiliated Entities CA - $262,600
6 CA Assn of Realtors Issues Mobilization PAC CA -
$250,000
7 Lennar Homes of California Inc., and Affiliated Entities CA ↑+ $237,600
8 TRI Pointe Group, Inc. and Its Affiliated Entities Including Tri Pointe Homes, LLC and Pardee Homes CA ↓-
$237,600
9 Shea Homes and Affiliated Entities AZ ↓-
$237,500
10 KB Home CA ↓-
$237,500
Total from top contributors $6,065,078

Opposing

No committee opposing this ballot measure raised enough money to reach the reporting threshold for this list.

 

Prop 52 - Medi - Cal Hospital Fee Program. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. 

Supporting

Yes on Proposition 52 - A Coalition of California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems and Non-Profit Health Care Organizations
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 California Health Foundation and Trust CA - $11,501,975
2 Dignity Health CA NEW $8,478,390
3 Sutter Health CA ↓- $4,160,670
4 Childrens Hospital Los Angeles CA ↓-
$3,418,305
5 Adventist Health CA ↓- $3,020,143
6 Loma Linda University Medical Center CA ↓- $2,416,560
7 Children's Hospital Central California CA ↓- $2,013,968
8 Community Medical Centers CA ↓- $1,963,985
9 Memorial Health Services - Memorial Care Health System CA ↓- $1,668,562
10 AHMC Healthcare, Inc CA ↓- $1,388,422
  Total from top contributors $40,030,980

Opposing

Californians for Hospital Accountability and Quality Care, Sponsored by SEIU - United Healthcare Workers West
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 SEIU - United Healthcare Workers West (Nonprofit 501(C)(5))
CA - $3,714,548
2 SEIU - United Healthcare Workers West Political Issues Committee CA - $325,040
  No additional contributions at the reporting threshold  
  Total from top contributors $4,039,588

 

Prop 53 - Revenue Bonds. Statewide Voter Approval. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.

Supporting

  Stop Blank Checks
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Dean Cortopassi CA + $3,534,331
2 Joan Cortopassi CA - $1,500,000
  No additional contributions at the reporting threshold           
Total from top contributors $5,034,331

Opposing

  No on Prop 53 - Californians to Protect Local Control, a coalition of public safety, local government, business and labor organizations, and taxpayers
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Brown for Governor 2014 CA + $4,107,500
2

California Democratic Party

Top Donors

CA + $1,884,211
3

Members' Voice of the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California

Top Donors

CA -
$1,346,814
 

State Building and Construction Trades Council of California

**entity affiliates with Members' Voice of the State Building and Construction for contribution total**

CA -
-
4 L. John Doerr, III CA -
$1,000,000
5 Laborers Pacific Southwest Regional Organizing Coalition - Issues PAC CA -
$800,000
6 Jerrold A. Perenchio & Affiliated Entities CA -
$500,000
7 San Manuel Band of Mission Indians CA -
$500,000
8 Lytton Rancheria of California CA -
$500,000
9 International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) CA -
$375,000
10 California Construction Industry Labor Management Cooperation Trust
CA -
$350,000
Total from top contributors $11,363,525

 

Prop 54 - Legislature. Legislation and Proceedings. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.

Supporting

Hold Politicians Accountable
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Charles T. Munger Jr. CA + $10,705,640
  No additional contributions at the reporting threshold   - 0
Total from top contributors $10,705,640

Opposing

No committee opposing this ballot measure raised enough money to reach the reporting threshold for this list.

 

Prop 55 - Tax Extension to Fund Education and Healthcare. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. 

Supporting

Californians for Protecting Public Education and Budget Stability, Sponsored by Teachers, Health Care Providers and Labor Organizations
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 CA Hospitals Committee on Issues, CHCI Sponsored by California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (CAHHS)
Top Donors
CA -
$25,121,370
 

California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems

(Committee affiliates with above for contribution total)

- - -
2

CA Teachers Association/ Issues PAC

Top Donors

CA - $21,053,224
3

CA State Council of Service Employees Issues Committee

Top Donors

CA - $4,434,043
 

CA State Council of Service Employees (nonprofit 501(c )(5))

(Committee affiliates with above for contribution total)

CA - -
4

PACE of California School Employees Association - Issues

Top Donors

CA +
$1,583,694
 

CA School Employees Association

(Committee affiliates with above for contribution total)

- - -
5 California Federation of Teachers COPE Prop/Ballot Committee CA -
$748,930
6

SEIU Local 2015 Issues PAC

Top Donors

CA - $717,775
7 SEIU - Local 1000 Issues PAC CA - $620,511
8 American Federation of Teacher, AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (Fed PAC ID#C0028860) DC - $250,000
9 Association of California School Administrators PAC CA -
$250,000
10 American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO (MPO)
CA -
$200,000
  Total from top contributors $54,979,547


Opposing

No committee opposing this ballot measure raised enough money to reach the reporting threshold for this list.

 

 

Prop 56 Cigarette Tax to Fund Healthcare, Tobacco Use Prevention, Research, and Law Enforcement. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. 

Supporting

Yes on 56 - Save Lives California, a coalition of Doctors, Dentists, Health Plans, Labor, and Non-profit Health Advocate Organizations
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Thomas F. Steyer* CA - $11,300,000
2

CA Hospitals Committee on Issues

Top Donors

CA -
$10,096,250
3

CA State Council of Service Employees Issues Committee

Top Donors

CA -
$2,099,896
4 CA Dental Association CA -
$1,010,655
5 CA Medical Association CA -
$1,003,734
6 Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and the Hospitals CA -
$1,000,000
7 Healthy California, Sponsored by Blue Shield of California CA -
$1,000,000
8

Fight Cancer - Yes on 56, Sponsored by American Cancer Society, Inc. and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc.

Top Donors

DC - $748,550
9 Michael R. Bloomberg NY -
$500,000
10 American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO (MPO) DC -
$450,000
Total from top contributors $29,209,084

Opposing

No on 56 - Stop the Special Interest Tax Grab. Major funding by Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, with A Coalition of Taxpayers, Educators, Healthcare Professionals, Law Enforcement, Labor, and Small Businesses. 
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Philip Morris USA Inc. and its affiliates (by its service Company, Altria Client
Services LLC)

CA -
$38,642,580
2 R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and its affiliates, by its service company RAI
Services Company
NC - $24,897,480
3 UST LLC (made by its service company, Altria Client Services LLC), An Affiliate of Philip Morris USA Inc.
CA - $4,294,901
4 John Middleton Co. (made by its service company, Altria Client Services LLC), An Affiliate of Philip Morris USA Inc. CA - $1,326,115
5 ITG Brands LLG and Its Affiliates NC -
$1,050,000
6 Fontem Ventures USA, INC (An affiliate of ITG Brands LLC) NC - $450,250
7 NuMark LLC (made by its service Company, Altria Client Services LLC), An Affiliate of Philip Morris USA Inc. CA - $119,778
8 McLane Company, Inc. TX -
$101,188
9 Core-Mark International, Inc.
CA - $59,307
  No additional contributions at the reporting threshold
     
Total from top contributors $70,941,599

 

Prop 57 - Criminal Sentences. Parole. Juvenile Criminal Proceedings and Sentencing. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.

Supporting

  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Governor Brown's Ballot Measure Commitee CA - $4,138,764
2

California Democratic Party

Top Donors

CA + $2,174,198
3

FWD.US (nonprofit 501(c) (4) in Support of Proposition 57 with Help from Citizens for Public Safety & Opportunity

Top Donors

DC -
$1,000,000
4 Open Society Policy Center, Inc. NY -
$1,000,000
5 Reed Hastings CA -
$980,962
6

SEIU Local 2015 Issues PAC

Top Donors

CA -
$204,613
7 Open Philanthropy Action Fund Yes on 57 (NonProfit 501(c) (4)) CA -
$200,000
8

California State Council of Service Employees Issues Committee

Top Donors

CA -
$175,145
9 Nicholas Pritzker CA -
$100,000
10 MP Biomedicals Holdings, LLC CA -
$100,000
11 United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America DC -
$100,000
12 M. Quinn Delaey CA -
$100,000
13 California Statewide Law Enforcement Association Issues Committee (CSLEA) CA -
$100,000
Total from top contributors $10,373,683


Supporting

  FWD.us (nonprofit 501(c) (4)) in Support of Proposition 57 with Help from Citizens for Public Safety and Opportunity
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Mark Zuckerberg CA NEW $1,000,000
  No additional contributions at the reporting threshold           
Total from top contributors $1,000,000

Opposing

No committee opposing this ballot measure raised enough money to reach the reporting threshold for this list.

 

Prop 58 - English Proficiency. Multilingual Education. Initiative Statute.

Supporting

  Yes on 58, Californians for English Proficiency sponsored by teachers and service employees organizations
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1

California Teachers Association/Issues PAC

Top Donors

CA + $1,722,048
2 California State Council of Service Employees (NonProfit 501 (c) (5)) CA - $103,128
 

California State Council of Service Employees Issues Committee

Top Donors

(Committee affiliates with above for contribution total)

     
3 California Federation of Teachers COPE Prop/Ballot Committee CA +
$100,778
4 Association of California School Administrators Issues Political Action Committee (ACSA Issues PAC) CA - $100,000
5

SEIU Local 2015 Issues PAC

Top Donors

CA +
$70,182
6 California Faculty Association Political Issues Committee CA - $50,343
7

SEIU United Healthcare Workers West Political Issues Committee

Top Donors

CA -
$50,000
8 United Food and Commercial Workers Western States Issues PAC CA -
$50,000
9

Lara Ballot Measure Committee; Californians for a 21st Century Economy - Yes on 58, A Ricardo (Candidate: State Senate 33 District) (Officeholder: State Senate District 33)

Top Donors

CA - $49,500
10 California Association of Bilingual Educators PAC CA -
$36,136
Total from top contributors $2,332,115

Opposing

No committee opposing this ballot measure raised enough money to reach the reporting threshold for this list. 

 

Prop 60 - Adult Films. Condoms. Health Requirements. Initiative Statute.

Supporting

  For Adult Industry Responsibility (FAIR) Committee, with Major Funding by Aids Healthcare Foundation
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Aids Healthcare Foundation CA + $5,207,071
  No additional contributions at the reporting threshold       - 0
Total from top contributors $5,207,071

Opposing

No committee opposing this ballot measure raised enough money to reach the reporting threshold for this list. 

 

Prop 61 - State Prescription Drug Purchases. Pricing Standards. Initiative Statute.

Supporting

Californians For Lower Drug Prices, With Major Funding By Aids Healthcare Foundation
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Aids Healthcare Foundation CA + $18,717,068
2 California Nurses Association PAC (CAN-PAC) CA + $264,138
  No additional contributions at the reporting threshold      
Total from top contributors $18,981,206

Opposing

No on Prop 61 - Californians Against the Deceptive Rx Proposition, a coalition of veterans, doctors, patient advocates, seniors, taxpayers, and members of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of Amer.
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Merck & Co., Inc. NJ - $9,420,395
2 Pfizer, Inc. NY - $9,420,395
3 Johnson & Johnson NJ - $9,301,646
4 Amgen Inc. CA + $7,670,768
5 Abbvie Inc. IL - $6,859,873
6 Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC NJ - $6,720,945
7 AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP DE - $6,080,535
8 Allergan USA, Inc. NJ - $5,079,332
9 Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation NY - $4,728,302
10 Glaxosmithkline NC - $4,528,527
Total from top contributors $69,810,718

 

Prop 62 – Death Penalty. Initative Statute.

Supporting

Yes on 62. Replace the Costly, Failed Death Penalty System. Sponsored bv Taxpayers for Sentencing Reform.
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Nicholas McKeown* CA - $1,500,000
2 Reed Hastings* CA - $1,000,000
3 Laurene Powell Jobs, Including Emerson Collective, LLC. CA ↑+ $600,000
4 L. John Doerr III* CA ↓-
$500,000
5 Open Society Policy Center* DC ↓-
$500,000
6 Paul Graham* CA -
$500,000
7 Robert Alan Eustace* CA -
$175,000
8 Frank P. Quattrone* CA - $100,000
9 M. Quinn Delaney* CA -
$100,000
10 Marc Benioff* CA -
$100,000
11 Thomas F. Steyer* CA -
$100,000
12 Amy Joyce Rao* CA -
$100,000
 

Integrated Archive Systems, Inc.

(entity affiliates with above for contribution total)

CA - -
13 John O'Farrell* CA -
$100,000
  Total from top contributors $5,375,000

Opposing

Californians to Mend, Not End, The Death Penalty. No on Prop 62, Yes on Prop 66. Supported by prosecutors, law enforcement, and families of victims.
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1

Peace Officers Research Association of CA Political Issues Committee (PORAC PIC)*

Top Donors

CA - $755,000
2 CA Correctional Peace Officers Association Truth in American Government Fund* CA +
$703,304
3 Los Angeles Police Protective League Issues PAC* CA -
$250,000
4
The CA Association of Highway Patrolmen* CA -
$250,000
5 Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs State PIC* CA - $210,000
6 Henry T. Nicholas, III* CA -
$200,000
7 Julie Motamedi* CA - $175,000
8

San Francisco Police Officers Association Issues PAC*

Top Donors

CA ↑+ $155,000
9
San Bernardino County Safety Employees' Benefit Association PIC* CA ↓-
$150,000
10
Association of Deputy District Attorneys*
CA - $130,000
Total from top contributors $2,978,304

 

Prop 63 - Firearms. Ammunition Sales. Initiative Statute.

Supporting

Safety for All, Newsom Ballot Measure Committee
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1

California Democratic Party

Top Donors

CA + $1,150,949
2 Sean Parker CA - $400,000
3 George M. Marcus CA - $250,000
4 Nicholas Pritzker CA - $250,000
5 Susie Tompkins Buell CA - $211,230
6 Diane Wilsey CA - $110,000
7 Dignity Health AZ - $100,000
8 Alexander Soros NY - $100,000
9 Dagmar Dolby CA - $100,000
10

Elizabeth Simons

*INTERMEDIARY* HSAF

CA - $100,000
11 11 West Partners, LLC CA - $100,000
Total from top contributors $2,872,179

Opposing

No committee opposing this ballot measure raised enough money to reach the reporting threshold for this list.

 

Prop 64 - Marijuana Legalization. Initiative Statute.

Supporting

Yes on 64, Californians to Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana while Protecting Children, sponsored by business, physicians, environmental and social justice advocate organizations
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Sean Parker and Affiliated Entities CA -
$7,360,563
2 Drug Policy Action - Non-Profit 501c4, Yes on Prop. 64 CA - $4,160,000
 

Californians for Responsible Marijuana Reform, sponsored by Drug Policy Action

Top Donors

CA - -
  Drug Policy Action NY - -
  **entities affiliate with Drug Policy Action - Non-Profit 501 (c)4, Yes on Prop 64. for contribution total**      
3

New Approach PAC (MPO)

Top Donors

CA -
$2,615,000
4

CA for Sensible Reform, Sponsored by Ghost Management Group, LLC dba Weedmaps

Top Donors

CA -
$750,000
5 Nicholas Prtizker
CA - $450,000
6 Peter Thiel CA -
$300,000
7 United Food and Commercial Workers Western States Council Issues PAC CA -
$50,000
8

California Democratic Party

Top Donors

CA +
$27,055
9 MassRoots, Inc. CO -
$25,000
10 FLRish, Inc. CA -
$10,000
11 Roger B. McNamee CA -
$10,000
12 Zachary Pym Williams CA -
$10,000
13 Jason Post CA -
$10,000
Total from top contributors $15,777,618

Supporting

Drug Policy Action - Non Profit 501c4
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1

Fund for Policy Reform (NonProfit 501 (c)(4))

Top Donors

NY - $3,940,000
2 Lawrence Hess CA NEW $30,000
  No additional contributions at the reporting threshold      
Total from top contributors $3,970,000

Supporting

Fund for Policy Reform (Non-Profit 501(C)(4))
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Fund for Policy Reform, c/o Christina Trust, A Division of WSFS, FSB
DE + $6,140,000
  No additional contributions at the reporting threshold      
Total from top contributors $6,140,000

Supporting

New Approach PAC (MPO)
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Daniel R. Lewis
FL NEW $1,250,000
2 Sean Parker and Affiliated Entities
CA NEW $1,250,000
3 Henry van Ameringen NY NEW $1,000,000
4 All One God Faith, Inc. D/B/A Dr. Bronnter's Magic Soaps CA NEW $250,000
5 Privateer Holdings, Inc. WA NEW $50,000
  No additional contributions at the reporting threshold      
Total from top contributors $3,800,000

Opposing

SAM Action, Inc., a Committee Against Proposition 64 with Help from Citizens (nonprofit  501 (c)(4))
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Juliet F. Schauer and Trust - Affiliated Entities PA NEW $1,364,000
  No additional contributions at the reporting threshold      
Total from top contributors $1,364,000

Opposing

No on Prop 64, Sponsored by California Public Safety Institute and Sam Action, Inc.
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1

Sam Action, Inc., A Committee Against Proposition 64 with Help from Citizens (Nonprofit 501 (c) (4))

Top Donors

VA - $900,561
2 California Association of Highway Patrolmen CA - $25,000
3 Cooper Ballot Measure Committee; Californians for Jobs, Assemblymember Jim (Candidate: Assembly 09 District) (OFFICEHOLDER: Assembly District 09) CA -
$25,000
4 Peace Officers Research Association of California Political Issues Committee (PORAC PIC) CA -
$25,000
5 California Teamsters Public Affairs Council, Issues Account CA -
$25,000
6 California Police Chiefs Association CA -
$20,000
7 California Peace Officers Association CA NEW $10,000
8 Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs Issues Committee (Non-Profit 501 (c) (5)) CA ↓-
$10,000
9 Los Angeles Police Protective League Issues PAC - Yes on 66 CA ↓-
$10,000
10 California Hospitals Committee on Issues, (CHCI) Sponsored by California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (CAHHS) CA ↓-
$10,000
11 California Correctional Supervisors Organization, Inc. CA ↓-
$10,000
12 Calif. State Sheriffs' Assoc. CA ↓-
$10,000
Total from top contributors $1,080,561

 

Prop 65 – Carryout Bags. Charges. Initative Statute

Supporting

American Progressive Bag Alliance, A Project of the Society
of the Plastics Industry (Non-Profit 501(c)(6))
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Hilex Poly Co. LLC* SC - $2,783,739
2 Formosa Plastics Corporation U.S.A.* NJ - $1,148,442
3 Superbag Corp* TX + $1,109,370
4 Advance Polybag, Inc.* TX - $946,833
5 Durabag Co., Inc.* CA - $50,000
6 Heritage Plastics, Inc.* MS - $50,000
7 Prince Rubber and Plastics Co., Inc.* TX - $25,000
8 Crown Poly, Inc.* CA - $12,000
9 The Dow Chemical Company* TX - $10,000
10 No additional contributions at the reporting threshold         
  Total from top contributors $6,135,383

Opposing

No committee opposing this ballot measure raised enough money to reach the reporting threshold for this list.

 

Prop 66 - Death Penalty. Procedures. Initiative Statute.

Supporting

Californians to Mend, Not End, The Death Penalty. No on Prop 62, Yes on Prop 66. Supported by prosecutors, law enforcement, and families of victims.
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1

Peace Officers Research Association of CA Political Issues Committee (PORAC PIC)*

Top Donors

CA - $755,000
2 CA Correctional Peace Officers Association Truth in American Government Fund* CA +
$703,304
3 Los Angeles Police Protective League Issues PAC* CA -
$250,000
4
The CA Association of Highway Patrolmen* CA -
$250,000
5 Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs State PIC* CA - $210,000
6 Henry T. Nicholas, III* CA -
$200,000
7 Julie Motamedi* CA - $175,000
8

San Francisco Police Officers Association Issues PAC*

Top Donors

CA ↑+ $155,000
9
San Bernardino County Safety Employees' Benefit Association PIC* CA ↓-
$150,000
10
Association of Deputy District Attorneys*
CA - $130,000
Total from top contributors $2,978,304

Opposing

Yes on 62. Replace the Costly, Failed Death Penalty System. Sponsored bv Taxpayers for Sentencing Reform.
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Nicholas McKeown CA - $1,500,000
2 Reed Hastings CA - $1,000,000
3 Laurene Powell Jobs, Including Emerson Collective, LLC. CA ↑+ $600,000
4 L. John Doerr III CA ↓-
$500,000
5 Open Society Policy Center DC ↓-
$500,000
6 Paul Graham CA -
$500,000
7 Robert Alan Eustace CA -
$175,000
8 Frank P. Quattrone CA - $100,000
9 M. Quinn Delaney CA -
$100,000
10 Marc Benioff CA -
$100,000
11 Thomas F. Steyer CA -
$100,000
12 Amy Joyce Rao CA -
$100,000
 

Integrated Archive Systems, Inc.

(entity affiliates with above for contribution total)

CA - -
13 John O'Farrell CA -
$100,000
  Total from top contributors $5,375,000

Prop 67 – Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags. Referendum. 

Supporting

Yes on 67 - Protect the Plastic Bag Ban, sponsored by Environmental and Ocean Protection Organizations, Businesses including Grocers and Reusable Bag Makers, and Other Nonprofit Organizations
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Albertsons Safeway (Formerly Known as Safeway, Inc. Including Its Affiliated Entity The Vons Companies, Inc.
AZ - $150,000
2 Julie Packard
CA - $105,000
3

California Grocers Association Issues Committee (Non-Profit 501 (C) 6): Yes on Proposition 67

Top Donors

CA - $100,000
4 Claire Perry
CA - $100,000
5 Ralphs Grocery Company
OH - $80,000
6 Yes on 67 - Californians Against Waste - Protect the Plastic Ban (Non-Profit 501 (C) (4))
CA - $66,908
7 The Nature Conservancy
CA - $50,000
8 Thomas F. Steyer
CA - $50,000
9

California Democratic Party

Top Donors

CA -
$30,345
10 Anne G. Earhart
CA - $25,000
  Total from top contributors $757,254

 

Opposing

Supporting American Progressive Bag Alliance, A Project of the Society of the Plastics Industry (Non-Profit 501(c)(6))
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Hilex Poly Co. LLC* SC - $2,783,739
2 Formosa Plastics Corporation U.S.A.* NJ - $1,148,442
3 Superbag Corp.* TX + $1,109,370
4 Advance Polybag, Inc.* TX - $946,833
5 Durabag Co., Inc.* CA - $50,000
6 Heritage Plastics, Inc.* MS - $50,000
7 Prince Rubber and Plastics Co., Inc.* TX - $25,000
8 Crown Poly, Inc.* CA - $12,000
9 The Dow Chemical Company* TX - $10,000
10 No additional contributions at the reporting threshold      
  Total from top contributors $6,135,383

 

Committees Formed to Support/Oppose Multiple Ballot Measures

Million Voter Project Action Fund - Yes on 55, 56, 57, 58, 62, and No on 66, Sponsored by Social Justice Organizations
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Thomas F. Steyer
CA + $1,750,000
2

NextGen California Committee

Top Donors

CA - $250,000
  No additional contributions at the reporting threshold      
Total from top contributors $2,000,000

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