Pending & Circulating Ballot Measures for November 2022 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 2022 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.

# A contributor whose name is marked with the # symbol is a transfer of funds between two or more primarily formed committees for or against the same statewide ballot measure, in order to be fully transparent, there are two contribution totals that include all activity and activity minus the primary formed committees marked with the # symbol.

Last Modified: August 10, 2022

Status Key

Key Description
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 # Circulating Title Total Aggregated
Contributions
1916. (21-0022) Provides Funding for Pandemic Detection and Prevention by Increasing Tax on Personal Income Over $5 Million. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Support - $44,215,170#
1921. (21-0027A1) Eliminates Employees' Ability to File Lawsuits For Monetary Penalties For State Labor-Law Violations. Initiative Statute. Support - $5,478,636
1933. (21-0039) Allows In-Person and Online Sports Wagering and Other New Types of Gambling. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Support - $20,031,206
1935. (21-0042) Limits Ability of Voters and State and Local Governments to Raise Revenues for Government Services. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.  Support - $16,084,845
1936. (21-0043) Raises Minimum Wage. Initiative Statute. Support - $10,875,000
Total from top contributors: $56,577,272

 

1916. (21-0022A1)

Not a Qualified Ballot Measure

Supporting

Committee: Californians Against Pandemics, sponsored by Public Health Nonprofit Organizations - 1442218

No. Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Guarding Against Pandemics# CA + $12,007,585
2 Open Philanthropy Action Fund# CA + $10,100,000

Total from top contributors: $22,107,585
Total; not including transfers: $0

Committee: Guarding Against Pandemics (Nonprofit 501(c)(4)) - 1442811

No. Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Alameda Research LLC CA + $12,007,585

Total from top contributors: $12,007,585

Committee: Open Philanthropy Action Fund, Yes on the California Pandemic Early Detection and Prevention Act (nonprofit 501(c)(4)) - 1415551

No. Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Cari Tuna CA - $9,500,000
2 Dustin Moskovitz CA NEW $600,000

Total from top contributors: $10,100,000

Opposing

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

1921. (21-0027A1)

Not a Qualified Ballot Measure

Supporting

Committee: Californians for Fair Pay and Employer Accountability, sponsored by farmers, small businesses, independent restaurants and nonprofit organizations - 1442822

No. Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 California New Car Dealers Association CA - $1,595,500
2 Western Growers Service Corp CA + $1,220,000
3

California Business PAC, Spons. By CA Chamber of Commerce

Top Donors to Contributor

CA ↑+ $707,536
4 California New Car Dealers Association Issues PAC CA
$676,600
5

California Restaurant Association Issues PAC

Top Donors to Contributor

CA - $450,000
6
Newport Lexus and affiliated entities

CA - $304,000
7 Tustin Toyota & affiliated entities CA - $225,000
8 United Vegetable Growers Cooperative CA - $100,000
9 Driscoll's, Inc. CA - $100,000
10 Holman Automotive WA - $100,000
11 Honda of Thousand Oaks & affiliated entities CA - $100,000
12 Capitol Honda CA - $100,000

Total from top contributors: $5,478,636

Opposing

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

1933. (21-0039A1)

Not a Qualified Ballot Measure

Supporting

Committee: Californians for Community Safety, Equality and Reinvestment, sponsored by tribal organizations - 1444207

No. Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 San Manuel Band of Mission Indians CA + $15,031,206
2 Rincon Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Rincon Reservation California CA - $5,000,000

Total from top contributors: $20,031,206

Opposing

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

 

1935. (21-0042A1)

Not a Qualified Ballot Measure

Supporting

Committee: Californians for Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability, sponsored by California homeowners, taxpayers, and businesses - 1442599

No. Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1

California Business Roundtable

Top Donors to Contributor

CA - $6,375,000
2 AMR Holdco Inc. CA - $3,100,000
3 Kilroy Realty L.P. CA - $1,500,000
4 Douglas Emmett Properties, LP and affiliated entities CA - $1,500,000
5 Michael K. Hayde, Including Western National Group & affiliated entities CO - $1,400,000
6 Hudson Pacific Properties and affiliated entities CA - $1,000,000
7 Shorenstein Realty Services and affiliated entities  CA -
$500,000
8 Protect Prop. 13, a Project of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association CA + $309,845
9 Public Storage CA - $200,000
10 C.J. Segerstrom & Sons CA NEW $100,000
10 Bradley H. Mindlin NV - $100,000

Total from top contributors: $16,084,912

Opposing

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

 

1936. (21-0043A1)

Not a Qualified Ballot Measure

Supporting

Committee: Working Hero Action for the Living Wage Act - 1444698

No. Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Joseph N. Sanberg CA NEW $10,875,000

Total from top contributors: $10,875,000

Opposing

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

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 2022 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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