MapLight Launches Voter's Edge Los Angeles and Voter's Edge Redondo Beach
$1.3M Raised for Measure A (Sales Tax) in Los Angeles; $426K raised for Measure A (Power Plant) in Redondo Beach
March 1, 2013—MapLight, a nonpartisan research organization that reveals money's influence on politics, announces the launch of Voter's Edge Los Angeles and Voter's Edge Redondo Beach. The Voter's Edge project was made possible in part by funders including the Kaphan Foundation and the James Irvine Foundation.
Voter's Edge, a nonpartisan guide to ballot measures, shows each ballot measure's Funding Data—a top 10 list of contributors on the Yes and No side; Summary Information—what a "YES" or a "NO" vote would mean; the projected financial impact of the proposition; campaign arguments by proponents and opponents; Endorsements; News; Editorials; and Advertisements. The purpose of MapLight Voter's Edge is to provide voters with a reliable, nonpartisan source for information about ballot measures.
Voter's Edge Los Angeles Measure A Funding Page:
(To download a spreadsheet of contributions click on "Download all contributions.")
Voter's Edge Redondo Beach Measure A Funding Page
Measure A would rezone power plant property to phase out the power plant and replace it with industrial/recreational use.
- Top funders on the NO side include AES (power plant) Redondo Beach ($327K) and Edison International ($6.7K)
- $426K has been raised for YES and NO on Measure A
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Embed code for Redondo Beach Measure A Widget: <iframe src="http://votersedge.org/redondo-beach/ballot-measures/2013/march/measure-a/widget?style=&position=1&slideshow=1&alternate_position=1" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" width="180" height="326"></iframe>
Widgets can be customized to show a slideshow of propositions or a single proposition, and they include the largest contributor and total amount of contributions in support of and in opposition to a ballot measure. Each widget links to the ballot measure page. If you need technical assistance, please let us know: 510-868-0894.
Editor's note: Our next update to Voter's Edge Los Angeles and Voter's Edge Redondo Beach will be on March 4. For Los Angeles, contributions > $1,000 must be reported to the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission within 24 hours of being made or received. If the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission updates its website over the weekend PDF's of the filings can be found here.
Partners: MapLight will be expanding Voter's Edge to additional states and cities in partnership with state and local media outlets and community groups across the country. If you are interested in working with MapLight to bring Voter's Edge to your state, county, or city, please contact Jay Costa: firstname.lastname@example.org.