Tag Archives: campaign finance

Community members rally against Rocketship San Pablo Elementary during the first public hearing for its charter petition at the West Contra Costa Unified School District board meeting on Wednesday, November 15.

West Contra Costa school board races attract significant campaign donations as charter schools continue to grow

Significant campaign donations from organizations linked with charter schools flooded the last two West Contra Costa school board races. As charter schools continue to grow in the district, it's important to examine the money and...
Chevron's campaign finance activity in 2016, according to California Secretary of State data. (Visualization by Jacob Shea.)

New report criticizes Chevron’s spending in California politics

A scathing new report from the International Transport Workers' Federation deals with Chevron's tax and campaign finance activities in California.

Campaign contributions largely from outside Richmond, finance records show

Who’s your money on for the Richmond City Council election? And where are you from? A local election doesn’t necessarily mean local money.
Just some of the ocean of mailers sent out by campaigns to residents during the 2014 City Council. (Photo by Robert Rogers)

After previous attempts to influence, Chevron stays out of city election

Two years after spending more than $3 million only to see each candidate it backed lose, Chevron and its political action committee, Moving Forward, have been notably absent from the 2016 election cycle.
As the 2016 election draws near, Richmond voters are afforded the opportunity to see where the city council hopefuls are getting their money. Photo by Catherine Schuknecht.

Campaign finance reports provide litmus test for voters as election approaches

The last Friday of September was the first pre-election filing deadline for city council candidates to submit campaign finance reports. It was the first chance for the public to see the inner financial workings of...
Just some of the ocean of mailers sent out by campaigns to residents during the 2014 City Council. (Photo by Robert Rogers)

Losing candidates say corporate money may have hurt their campaigns

Chevron-funded spending committees backed several losing candidates – to the tune of $3.1 million – on Election Day. Those who were defeated are now left to wonder what happened and whether Chevron's money may have...
Moving Forward billboards

Citizens Outspent: Inside Richmond’s $4m Election Campaign

Take your pick: naïve anarchists, or corporate puppets. This is the face of Richmond’s hotly contested race for three council seats in the November 2012 election, at least going by the massive billboards and glossy...

Anti-beverage tax coalitions have spent $3.5 million in Richmond, El Monte

Committees backed by the American Beverage Association have spent $3.5 million total to defeat measures proposing one cent per ounce taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages in Richmond and El Monte, CA.