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 2020 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.

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 # Circulating Title Top Aggregated
Contributions
1877. (19-0018A1) Adjusts Limitations in Medical Negligence Cases. Initiative Statute.

Support - $5,148,000

Oppose - $43,980,373

1885. (19-0028A1) Requires State Regulations to Reduce Plastic Waste, Tax Producers of Single-Use Plastics, and Fund Recycling and Enfironmental Programs. Initiative Statute.

Support - $4,246,000

Oppose - $24,125,000

1903. (21-0009) Allows New Types of Gambling, Including Sports Wagering. Initiative Consitutional Amendment. Oppose - $149,085,793
Total from top contributors: $226,585,166

 

1877. (19-0018A1)

Not a Qualified Ballot Measure

Supporting

Fairness for Injured Patients Act Coalition

No. Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Nicolas Rowley and Affiliated Entities CA + $4,448,000
2 Christopher B. Dolan CA - $100,000
3 Alder Law A Professional Corporation CA - $100,000
4 Lalezary Law Firm, LLP CA - $100,000
5 Arash Homampour CA - $100,000
6 John Carpenter CA - $100,000
7 Bobby Saadian CA - $50,000
8 Nicholas Coccimiglio FL - $50,000
9 Michael UpChurch CA - $50,000
10 Dordick Law Corporation TX + $50,000

Total from top contributors: $5,148,000

Opposing

Californians to Protect Patients and Contain Health Care Costs, A Coalition of Physicians, Dentists and Health Care Providers

No. Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 The Doctors Company  CA - $14,800,000
2

California Medical Association - Physicians' Issues Committee

Top Donors to Contributor

CA - $9,180,373
3 Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. CA - $6,500,000
4

CA Hospitals Committee on Issues

Top Donors to Contributor

CA - $5,000,000
5 Mutual Protection Trust CA -

$3,500,000

6 The Mutual Risk Retention Group, INC CA - $1,000,000
7 CEP America - California, DBA Vituity CA - $1,000,000
8 Norcal Mutual Insurance Company CA - $1,000,000
9 California Dental Association CA - $1,000,000
10 Medical Insurance Exchange of CA CA - $1,000,000

Total from top contributors: $43,980,373

 

1885. (19-0028)

Not a Qualified Ballot Measure

Supporting

Committee: Clean Coasts, Clean Water, Clean Streets: Environmentalists, Recyclers, and Farmers Against Plastic Pollution - 1423638

No. Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Received through intermediary Recology PAC CA + $3,835,000
2 Corn Refiners Association
DC - $250,000
3 The Nature Conservancy CA - $51,000
4 Oceana, Inc DC - $50,000
5

New Approach PAC (MPO)

Top Contributors

DC - $50,000
6 Louis Pellegrini, including aggregated contributions and independent expenditures (Peninsula Sanitary Service, Inc.) CA - $10,000

Total from top contributors: $4,246,000

Opposing

Supporting

Committee: Stop the Tax on Working Families, A Coalition of Taxpayer Groups and Business Associations Advocating to Keep California Affordable

No. Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Exxon Mobile Corporation TX NEW $10,000,000
2 Dow Inc. MI NEW $10,000,000
3 Trinseio LLC PA NEW $2,500,000
4 Dart Container Corporation MI NEW $1,000,000
5 California Business Roundtable PAC CA NEW $375,000
6 American Chemistry Council DC NEW $250,000

Total from top contributors: $24,125,000

 

1903. (21-0009A1)

Not a Qualified Ballot Measure

Supporting

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

Opposing

Committee: Coalition for Safe, Responsible Gaming, Sponsored by California Indian Tribes - 1424396

No. Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Pechanga Band of Indians CA + $17,266,408
2 Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation CA + $17,100,000
3 Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians CA ↑+ $11,500,125
4 Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria CA $6,859,359
5 Barona Band of Mission Indians CA - $6,254,278
6 Chumash Casino and Resort Enterprises CA - $5,750,000
7 Sycuan Band of Kumeyaay Nation CA - $5,750,000
8 San Manuel Band of Mission Indians CA - $1,650,000
9 Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians CA - $600,000
10 Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians CA - $250,000

Total from top contributors: $72,980,170

Committee: No on 27 - Californians for Tribal Sovereignty and Safe Gaming, sponsored by tribal organizations - 1443032

No. Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 San Manuel Band of Mission Indians CA + $53,055,623
2 Rincon Band of Luiseno mission Indians of the Rincons Reservation California CA - $10,000,000
3 Pala Casino Resort Spa CA - $3,000,000
4 Wilton Rancheria CA - $50,000

Total from top contributors: $66,105,623