Initiatives and Referenda Failed to Qualify

Below are lists of the top 10 contributors to committees supporting and/or opposing state ballot measures that raised at least $1,000,000 for the November 2016 general election, but failed to qualify.

The lists do not show the total contributions to each committee, only the top 10 contributors who have contributed more than $10,000 to a committee that has raised more than $1,000,000.

For itemized contributions to these committees ($100 or more) and expenditures made by the committees, please click on the name of the committee in the Contributions to Committees, formed to, support or oppose to Ballot Measure(s) tab, to go to the committee's Cal-Access page. 

For additional information on ballot measure financing, go to the CA Secretary of State’s ballot measure page.

* 1695. (15-0032) - Minimum Wage. Increases and Future Adjustments. Initiative Statute.

Supporting 

*Excludes transfers of funds between two or more primarily formed committees for or against the same statewide ballot measure, in order to prevent counting the funds more than once.

  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 SEIU, United Healthcare Workers West- 501(c)(5) - Lift up CA Wages 
CA + $3,441,917
2 The Fairness Project (Nonprofit 501(C )(4))) 
Top Donors
CA - $532,675
Total from top contributors $3,974,592

Opposing

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

 

1704. (15-0043, Amdt. #1) - Property Tax Surcharge to Fund Poverty Reduction Programs. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.

Supporting 

  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Daughters of Charity Foundation CA - $900,000
2 Joseph Sanberg CA - $150,000
3 Youth Policy Institute CA - $75,000
4 St. John's Well Child & Family Center CA -
$75,000
5 Alan Horn CA NEW $50,000
6 Kathleen McGrath CA ↓-
$50,000
7 Christopher Albrecht CA NEW $25,000
8 James Brooks CA ↓-
$25,000
9 Daniel Higgins CA ↓- $25,000
10 Rob Reiner CA ↓-
$25,000
11 Haim Saban CA ↓-
$25,000
12 Frank Marshall CA ↓-
$25,000
  Total from top contributors $1,450,000

Opposing

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

1764. (15-0105) - Minimum Wage. Increases and Future Adjustments. Paid Sick Leave. Initiative Statute.

Supporting 

  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1

California State Council of Service Employees Issues Committee

Top Donors

CA + $1,424,357
2 SEIU Local 2015 CA - $211,280
3 Service Employees International Union Local 521 Issues PAC CA - $10,000
  No additional contributions at the reporting threshold      
Total from top contributors $1,645,638

Opposing

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

 

1769. (15-0107) - Water Bond. Reallocation of Bond Authority to Water Storage Projects. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.

Supporting 

  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Forrest Lucas* CA - $100,000
2 California Westwide and Farmers State PAC* CA - $99,000
3 Anthony Azevedo and affiliated entities*
CA - $98,500
4 Hansen Ranches* CA - $73,456
5 Sun Pacific Farming Cooperative* CA NEW $50,000
6 Chris Rufer* CA ↓-
$50,000
7 Crop Production Services - West Region*
CA ↓+
$49,900
8 America's Food Security Foundation, Inc. (MPO)* NE ↓-
$45,000
9 Stone Land Company*
CA ↓-
$40,000
10 California Water Alliance*
CA ↓-
$32,000
Total from top contributors $637,856

Opposing

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

 

1767. (15-0109) - High-Speed Rail. No issuance or Sale of Future Bonds. Suspension of Project. Initiative Statute.

Supporting 

  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Forrest Lucas* CA - $100,000
2 California Westwide and Farmers State PAC* CA - $99,000
3 Anthony Azevedo and affiliated entities*
CA - $98,500
4 Hansen Ranches* CA - $73,456
5 Sun Pacific Farming Cooperative* CA NEW $50,000
6 Chris Rufer* CA ↓-
$50,000
7 Crop Production Services - West Region*
CA ↓+
$49,900
8 America's Food Security Foundation, Inc. (MPO)* NE ↓-
$45,000
9 Stone Land Company*
CA ↓-
$40,000
10 California Water Alliance*
CA ↓-
$32,000
Total from top contributors $637,856

Opposing

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

 

1770. (15-0111) - Hospital Executive Compensation Act of 2016

Supporting

  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 SEIU - United Healthcare Workers West (Nonprofit 501(C)(5)) CA + $6,737,866
2 SEIU - United Healthcare Workers West Political Issues Committee CA - $4,825,000
  No additional contributions at the reporting threshold  
  Total from top contributors $11,562,866

Opposing

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

 

1695. (15-0032) - Minimum Wage. Increases and Future Adjustments. Initiative Statute.

Supporting 

Lift Up California Wages, sponsored by Service Employees International Union, United Healthcare Workers West
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 SEIU, United Healthcare Workers West- 501(c)(5) - Lift up CA Wages CA NEW $3,000,000
  No additional contributions at the reporting threshold   - 0
Total from top contributors $3,000,000

 

Lift Up California, sponsored by Service Employees International Union, United Healthcare Workers West, A Coalition of Non-Profit and Labor Organizations
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Lift Up CA Wages, sponsored by SEIU, United Healthcare Workers West
Top Donors
CA - $866,478
2 The Fairness Project (Nonprofit 501(C )(4) )
Top Donors
CA - $532,675
3 SEIU - United Healthcare Workers West (Nonprofit 501(C )(5) ) - Lift Up CA Wages
CA + $441,917
  No additional contributions at the reporting threshold      
Total from top contributors $1,841,070

Opposing

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

 

1704. (15-0043, Amdt. #1) - Property Tax Surcharge to Fund Poverty Reduction Programs. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.

Supporting

Making Poverty History - a Coalition of Nonprofit Organizations and Concerned Citizens
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Daughters of Charity Foundation CA - $900,000
2 Joseph Sanberg CA - $150,000
3 Youth Policy Institute CA - $75,000
4 St. John's Well Child & Family Center CA - $75,000
5 Alan Horn CA NEW $50,000
6 Kathleen McGrath CA ↓-
$50,000
7 Christopher Albrecht CA NEW $25,000
8 James Brooks CA ↓-
$25,000
9 Daniel Higgins CA ↓- $25,000
10 Rob Reiner CA ↓-
$25,000
11 Haim Saban CA ↓-
$25,000
12 Frank Marshall CA ↓-
$25,000
  Total from top contributors $1,450,000

Opposing

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

1764. (15-0105) - Minimum Wage. Increases and Future Adjustments. Paid Sick Leave. Initiative Statute.

Supporting 

Raise the Wage California sponsored by the California State Council of Service Employees and its affiliates

 

  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1

California State Council of Service Employees Issues Committee

Top Donors

CA + $1,424,357
2 SEIU Local 2015 CA - $211,280
3 Service Employees International Union Local 521 Issues PAC CA - $10,000
  No additional contributions at the reporting threshold      
Total from top contributors $1,645,638

Opposing

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

 

 

1769. (15-0107) - Water Bond. Reallocation of Bond Authority to Water Storage Projects. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.

Supporting 

California Water Alliance Initiative Fund
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Forrest Lucas* CA - $100,000
2 California Westwide and Farmers State PAC* CA - $99,000
3 Anthony Azevedo and affiliated entities*
CA - $98,500
4 Hansen Ranches* CA - $73,456
5 Sun Pacific Farming Cooperative* CA NEW $50,000
6 Chris Rufer* CA ↓-
$50,000
7 Crop Production Services - West Region*
CA ↓+
$49,900
8 America's Food Security Foundation, Inc. (MPO)* NE ↓-
$45,000
9 Stone Land Company*
CA ↓-
$40,000
10 California Water Alliance* CA ↓- $32,000
Total from top contributors $637,856

Opposing

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

 

1767. (15-0109) - High-Speed Rail. No issuance or Sale of Future Bonds. Suspension of Project. Initiative Statute.

Supporting 

California Water Alliance Initiative Fund
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Forrest Lucas* CA - $100,000
2 California Westwide and Farmers State PAC* CA - $99,000
3 Anthony Azevedo and affiliated entities*
CA - $98,500
4 Hansen Ranches* CA - $73,456
5 Sun Pacific Farming Cooperative* CA NEW $50,000
6 Chris Rufer* CA ↓-
$50,000
7 Crop Production Services - West Region*
CA ↓+
$49,900
8 America's Food Security Foundation, Inc. (MPO)* NE ↓-
$45,000
9 Stone Land Company*
CA ↓-
$40,000
10 California Water Alliance*
CA ↓-
$32,000
Total from top contributors $637,856

Opposing

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

 

1770. (15-0111) - Hospital Executive Compensation Act of 2016

Supporting

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 + $6,737,866
2 SEIU - United Healthcare Workers West Political Issues Committee CA - $4,825,000
  No additional contributions at the reporting threshold  
  Total from top contributors $11,562,866

Opposing

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