Pending & Circulating Ballot Measures for November 2020 General Election

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 2020 general election.

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.

The top 10 lists reflect the most recently available data. During the 90 days before an election the FPPC makes every attempt to ensure that the lists are updated within one business day of receiving new information. Otherwise, the top contributor lists are updated weekly. 

*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 every 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.

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.

The following are the total amount donated by top contributors to each state ballot measure that is pending Secretary of State verification or are still circulating for signatures. These lists reflect contributions as reported by Primarily Formed Committees.

Measure # Sup/Op Circulating Title Top Aggregated
Contributions
1862. (19-0001)  Support  Expands Local Governments' Authority To Enact Rent Control On Residential Property. Initiative Statute.  $5,143,289
1862. (19-0001) Oppose Expands Local Governments' Authority To Enact Rent Control On Residential Property. Initiative Statute. $4,321,584
1864. (19-0003) Support Changes Requirements for Transferring Property Tax Base to Replacement Property. Expands Business Property Reassessment. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. $11,500,000
1870. (19-0008A1) Support Increases Funding for Public Schools, Community Colleges, and Local Government Services by Changing Tax Assessment of Commercial and Industrial Property. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. $12,100,218
1870. (19-0008A1) Oppose Increases Funding for Public Schools, Community Colleges, and Local Government Services by Changing Tax Assessment of Commercial and Industrial Property. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.  $1,105,440
1877. (19-0018A1) Support Adjusts Limitations in Medical Negligence Cases. Initiative Statute. $4,672,000
1877. (19-0018A1) Oppose Adjusts Limitations in Medical Negligence Cases. Initiative Statute. $18,321,198
1872. (19-0021A1) Support Amends Consumer Privacy Laws. Initiatives Statues. $4,742,400
1880. (19-0022A1) Support Authorizes Bonds to Continue Funding Stem Cell and Other Medical Research. Initiative Statute. $6,058,925
1882. (19-0025) Opposing Stop the Dangerous & Costly Dialysis Proposition, Sponsored by Dialysis Providers and Cargivers $2,021,121
1883. (19-0026) Support Changes Employment Classifiction Rules for App-Based Transportation and Delivery Drivers. Initiative Statute. $200,608,971
1885. (19-0028A1) Support Requires State Regulations to Reduce Plastic Waste, Tax Producers of Single-Use Plastics, and Fund Recycling and Environmental Programs. Initiative Statute. $3,310,000
1886. (19-0029) Support Authorizes New Types of Gambling. Initiative Constitutional and Statutory Amendment. $7,500,000
1886. (19-0029) Oppose Authorizes New Types of Gambling. Initiative Constitutional and Statutory Amendment. $7,000,000
       
 
Total $288,405,146

1862. (19-0001)

Not a Qualified Ballot Measure

Supporting

Homeowners and Tenants United Sponsored by AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 AIDS Healthcare Foundation CA + $5,143,289
Total from top contributors $5,143,289

Opposing

Californians For Responsible Housing, Sponsored by California Apartment Association
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Californians for Responsible Housing - General Purpose Committee CA + $1,012,219
2 Essex Property Trust, Inc. And Affiliated Entities CA ↑+ $1,000,000
3 R&V Management Corporation and its Affiliates CA - $550,000
4 Equity Residential CA $426,220
5 General Investment & Development MA    $400,525
6 Avalonbay Communities, Inc. VA $292,950
7 Braddock and Logan Services Inc & Affiliated Entities VA NEW $222,200
8 Interstate Equities Corporation and Affiliated Entities CA NEW $164,850
9 UDR, INC. CO $128,000
10 Invitation Homes TX - $124,620
Total from top contributors $4,321,584

1864. (19-0003)

Not a Qualified Ballot Measure

Supporting

Homeownership for Families and Tax Savings for Seniors, Sponsored by California Association of Realtors
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 California Association of Realtors Issues Mobilization PAC CA + $10,700,000
2 National Association of Realtors CA NEW $800,000
Total from top contributors $11,500,000

Opposing

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

187019-0008A1

Not a Qualified Ballot Measure

Supporting

Schools and Communities First sponsored by a Coalition of Social Justice Organizations Representing Families and Students
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1

California Teachers Association Issues PAC

Top Donors to Contributor

CA + $6,000,000
2

Chan Zuckerberg Advocacy (Nonprofit 501(C)(4))

Top Contributors

CA - $1,600,000
3 The San Francisco Foundation CA -
$1,006,300
4 SEIU California State Council (nonprofit (C)(5)) CA - $1,000,000
5

California Federation of Teachers COPE PROP/Ballot Committee

Top Donors to Contributor

CA $640,060
6

SEIU California State Council Issues PAC

Top Contributors

CA $500,000
7

United Teachers of Los Angeles - Political Action Council of Educators (PACE) Issues

Top Contributors

CA
$400,000
8

Million Voter Project Action Fund - Sponsored by Social Justice Organizations

Top Contributors

CA
$400,000
9

California Calls Action Fund for Schools and Communities First (Nonprofit (C)(4))

Top Contributors

CA $303,858
10 California Community Foundation CA - $250,000
Total from top contributors $12,100,218


Opposing

Californians to Stop Higher Property Taxes, sponsored by California homeowners, taxpayers, and businesses
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1

California Businesses Roundtable Issues PAC

Top Donors to Contributor

CA - $267,690
2

California Taxpayers Association - Protect Taxpayer Rights

Top Donors to Contributor

CA -
$140,000
3 BNSF Railroad CA -
$100,000
4

California Beer & Beverage Distributors State Issues PAC

Top Donors to Contributor

CA - $100,000
5 Western Manufactured Housing Communities Association Issues PAC CA - $100,000
6 Derrel's Mini Storage, INC. CA - $90,000
7 BACO Reality Corporation dba Security Public Storage CA NEW $82,000
8 California Fuels & Convenience Alliance CA $74,750
9 California Business Properties Association Issues PAC
CA
$51,000
10 So Cal Self Storage LLC CA $50,000
11 Surf Management, Inc. DC
$50,000
Total from top contributors $1,105,440

1877. (19-0018A1)

Not a Qualified Ballot Measure

Supporting

Fairness for Injured Patients Act Coalition
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Nicolas Rowley and Affiliated Entities CA - $4,152,000
2 Arash Homampour CA - $100,000
3 John Carpenter CA - $100,000
4 Nicholas Coccimiglio FL NEW $100,000
5 Michael UpChurch CA NEW $100,000
6 Dordick Law Corporation CA $50,000
7 Eric Ratinoff CA $25,000
8 Aghakhani Law A Professional Law Corporation CA $20,000
9 Steven Effres CA $15,000
10 Mauro Fiore CA $10,000
Total from top contributors $4,672,000

Opposing

Californians to Protect Patients and Contain Health Care Costs, A Coalition of Physicians, Dentists and Health Care Providers
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 The Doctors Company  CA - $9,800,000
2 California Medical Association - Physicians' Issues Committee CA + $5,021,198
3 Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. CA NEW $2,500,000
4 Medical Insurance Exchange of CA CA ↓- $1,000,000
Total from top contributors $18,321,198


1879.
 (19-0021)

Not a Qualified Ballot Measure

Supporting

Californians for Consumer Privacy
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Alastair Mactaggart
CA + $4,742,400
Total from top contributors $4,742,400

Opposing

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

1880. (19-0022A1)

Not a Qualified Ballot Measure

Supporting

Californians for Stem Cell Research, Treatments and Cures
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Robert N. Klein II and Affiliated Entity Klein Financial Corporation CA - $4,628,925
2 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) NY - $750,000
3 Open Philanthropy Action Fund, Supporting the Reform Jails and Community Reinvestment Initiative CA NEW $580,000
4 One Mind for Research Inc CA NEW $100,000
Total from top contributors $6,058,925

Opposing

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

 

1882. (19-0025)

Not a Qualified Ballot Measure

Supporting

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

Opposing

Stop the Dangerous & Costly Dialysis Proposition, Sponsored by Dialysis Providers and Cargivers
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Fresenius Medical Care KS NEW $1,010,561
2 DaVita, Inc. DC
$1,010,561
Total from top contributors $2,021,121

1883. (19-0026)

Not a Qualified Ballot Measure

Supporting

Californians for Innovation and Opportunity, sponsored by transportation network and delivery network companies
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Lyft, Inc. CA NEW $30,000,000
2 Uber Technologies, Inc. CA NEW $30,000,000
Total from top contributors $60,000,000

 

Californians to Protect Worker Independence and Consumer Choice, A Coalition of Gig Economy Workers, Small Businesses and Consumers, Sponsored by Doordash
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 DoorDash, Inc. CA NEW $30,000,000
Total from top contributors $30,000,000

 

 

Protect App-Based Drivers and Services, A Coalition of On-Demand Drivers and Network Companies, Small Businesses, Community Groups and Public Safety Organizations
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Lyft, Inc. CA + $30,386,845
2 Uber Technologies, Inc. CA - $30,220,487
3 Doordash, Inc. CA -
$30,001,638
4 Postmates Inc. CA - $10,000,000
5 Maplebear Inc. DBA Instacart CA - $10,000,000
Total from top contributors $110,608,971

Opposing

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

1885. (19-0028)

Not a Qualified Ballot Measure

Supporting

Clean Coasts, Clean Water, Clean Streets: Environmentalists, Recyclers, and Farmers Against Plastic Pollution
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Received through intermediary Recology PAC CA - $3,000,000
2 Corn Refiners Association
DC - $250,000
3 New Approach PAC (MPO) DC NEW $50,000
4 Peninsula Sanitary Service, Inc. CA - $10,000
Total from top contributors $3,310,000

Opposing

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

1886. (19-0029)

Not a Qualified Ballot Measure

Supporting

Coalition to Authorize Regulated Sports Wagering, Sponsored by California Indian Gaming Tribes
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 San Manuel Band of Mission Indians CA ↑+ $1,500,000
2 Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation CA $1,500,000
3 Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria CA $1,500,000
4 Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians CA $1,500,000
5 Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians CA - $500,000
6 Barona Band of Mission Indians CA -
$500,000
7 Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians CA -
$250,000
8 Sycuan Band of Kumeyaay Nation CA -
$250,000
Total from top contributors $7,500,000

Opposing

No on the Gambling Power Grab: A committee of local community leaders, licensed card clubs and their employees, law enforcement, and local businesses
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Knighted Ventures LLC CA - $2,250,000
2 Parkwest Casinos CA - $2,250,000
3 PT Gaming LLC CA NEW $500,000
4 Bicycle Casino CA NEW $500,000
5 Hollywood Park Casino CA - $500,000
6 Hawaiian Gardens Casino CA - $500,000
7 Elevation Entertainment Group CA - $500,000
Total from top contributors $7,000,000

Circulating Ballot Measures Not on the List

  • Visit the Attorney General's website for information on measures currently collecting signatures to qualify for the November 2020 election where the committees supporting or opposing have not reached the $1,000,000 reporting threshold.

Pending Statewide Ballot Measures

  • Information about proposed initiative and referendum measures that have been submitted to the Attorney General for preparation of the circulating title and summary can be found on the Secretary of State's website. When the official circulating title and summary is complete, the Attorney General forwards it to the proponent(s) and to the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State then provides calendar deadlines to the proponent(s) and to the county elections officials.

Additional Resources

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