About AB 83

US Code clearly prohibits foreign money in US electionsCitizens United v FEC opened our elections to foreign money and influence through foreign investors who now hold over 40% of all shares in US corporations.  The result has been precisely what our founders feared.

AB 83: The Get Foreign Money Out of California Elections Act did not get the floor vote this year. Sign up to join our efforts in California!

This bill became law in Minnesota on May 5th, 2023, when Governor Tim Walz signed the Democracy for the People Act. And the bill just passed on the ballot in Maine.

The Minnesota Legislature voted to #CloseTheLoophole Citizens United created for giant U.S. multinational corporations with billions in investments from foreign governments and foreign businesses from spending any money in Minnesota elections!!

It is estimated that under the provisions of this model legislation 98% of the S&P 500 US corporations will qualify as "foreign influenced" and will be unable to spend a penny in Minnesota. 

California should be more like Minnesota and Maine!



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Robert Reich explains the problem of foreign influence in our elections


  • Free Speech For People (co-sponsor)
  • Center for American Progress (co-sponsor)
  • American Promise
  • DailyKos
  • Democratic Policy Network
  • End Citizens United//Let America Vote Action Fund
  • Forward Blue
  • Friends of the Earth
  • Future Coalition
  • March On
  • Our Revolution
  • People For The American Way (PFAW)
  • Public Citizen
  • RepresentUS
  • The SIX PAC
  • Stamp Stampede
  • Voices For Progress 


  • Money Out Voters In (MOVI) (co-sponsor)
  • California Democratic Party
  • Indivisible CA: StateStrong (priority bill)
  • American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
  • California Alliance For Retired Americans
  • California Clean Money Campaign (CCMC)
  • California Climate Voters
  • California Environmental Voters (Formerly CLCV)
  • California Federation of Teachers - AFL-CIO
  • Clean Water Action
  • Communications Workers of America- District 9 (CWA)
  • Council On American-Islamic Relations, California
  • Courage California
  • CWA - District 9
  • Election Integrity Project® California
  • Fix Democracy First
  • Indivisible CA Green Team
  • League Of Women Voters Of California
  • Move To Amend - California Affiliate
  • Peace and Freedom Party
  • Progressive Democrats of America - CA (PDA-CA)
  • SEIU - California State Council
  • Working Partnerships USA


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  • Valley Women's Club Of San Lorenzo Valley
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  • West LA Democratic Club
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  • Women's Alliance Los Angeles
  • Yalla Indivisible
  • Yolo Indivisible


52 U.S. Code § 30121. Contributions and donations by foreign nationals 

(a) Prohibition It shall be unlawful for— 

     (1) a foreign national directly or indirectly, to make—

          (A) a contribution or donation of money or other thing of value, or to make an express or implied promise to make a contribution or donation, in connection with a Federal, State, or local election:

          (B) a contribution or donation to a committee of a political party; or

          (C) an expenditure, independent expenditure, or disbursement for an electioneering communication (within the meaning of section 30104(f)(3) of this title): or

     (2) a person to solicit, accept, or receive a contribution or donation described in subparagraph (A) or (B) of paragraph (1) from a foreign national.


"The notion that Congress might lack the authority to distinguish foreigners from citizens in the regulation of electioneering would certainly have surprised the Framers, whose obsession with foreign influence derived from a fear that foreign powers and individuals had no basic investment in the well-being of the country." - Justice John Paul Stevens in dissent, Citizens United v Federal Election Commission (2010).

Here is a great article from the Center for American Progress on why it is important to end foreign influence corporate spending in U.S. elections.

For more information about other states and municipalities working to get foreign money out of our elections visit the Free Speech For People page "Challenging Foreign Influence In Elections."



  • California Assembly Member Alex Lee (author of AB 83)
  • Congressman Jamie Raskin (author of HR 6283)
  • Free Speech For People's President John Bonifaz
  • Former Seattle City Council President Lorena Gonzalez
  • San Jose City Council Member David Cohen (San Jose Motion Author)
  • MOVI's Michele Sutter