Tri-Valley MoveOn Council

Tri-Valley MoveOn Council is part of the grassroots structure of the parent organization MoveOn, Councils conduct activities in concert with National Days of Action organized by national MoveOn, an organization dedicated to advancing progressive goals. Currently councils also set their own priorities and agendas. One of Tri-Valley's major goals is getting big money out of politics so fit perfectly in this coalition. Sub-goals we chose to support are Move to Amend in order to advance the cause of obtaining a constitutional amendment which states that only human beings have inherent constitutional rights, and that money is not speech so it can be regulated. We understand this is a long term goal so it is exciting for us to work on the immediate goal of passing the California Disclose Act which will require all political ads disclose the real top three donors. As an intermediate sub-goal we support Represent US which describes our current system as corrupt and we are helping them gather signatures of support for an Anti-Corruption Act.
A second major goal is to combat climate chaos which we do by supporting actions by organizations like 350bayarea, and other envirornmental organizations.
We also support the goals of our co-members of $$$Out! PeopleIn!
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We conduct actions to engage the public, elected officials, other organizations and the media. 

 The Corruption Awareness Program (CAP) is one of our ongoing projects.  See details of CAP and other planned actions here.








The legislation below was all introduced during the 2013 - 2014 or 2015 - 2016 California legislative session or the 113th or 114th Congress.  All those that were not enacted during their respective sessions have expired. 

California Legislation

  • SB 2 - California The Sunshine Act - Died in Assembly committee
  • SB 27 - Preventing Dark Money Contributions in  Future Campaigns - SIGNED INTO LAW
  • AB 700 - The California Disclose Act 
  • SB 254 - Create a ballot measure whereby the people of California can instruct its USs enators and congressional representatives to pass vote for an amendment stating that money is NOT speech and corporations are NOT persons
  • AB 990 - Bill to require increased disclosure and readability on political mailers - PASSED
  • SB 844 - Elections: Ballot Measure Contributions - SIGNED INTO LAW
  • SB 1253: The Ballot Measure Transparency Act- SIGNED INTO LAW
  • SB 1272: Create a ballot measure calling for amendment to the US Constitution overturning Citizen United PASSED, then the resulting Propositon 49 ORDERED REMOVED from the 2014 ballot by the California Supreme Court.
  • SB 254:  Identical to SB 1272.  Introduced into the Senate in March 2016 after the CA Supreme Court killed SB 1272.

U.S. Legislation

  • AJR 1 - Call for US Constitutional Convention under Article V - PASSED!
  • H.R. 20 - The Government By the People Act
  • H.R. 430 - The US DISCLOSE Act of 2015
  • S.229 - The DISCLOSE Act of 2015
  • S. 1538 - The Fair Elections Now Act of 2015
  • H.R 424 - The Empowering Citizens Act of 2015
  • HJR 48 - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States providing that the rights extended by the Constitution are the rights of natural persons only.
  • HJR 31 - Proposing an amendment to the constitution of the United States that would limit campaign contributions to individuals or public funds and limit the amounts of contributions