California's largest teachers union is literally doubling down to fight Proposition 32, the November ballot measure that promises to eliminate special-interest money in politics.
On Wednesday, the California Teachers Assn. contributed $6,950,000 to the labor-backed opposition campaign, bringing the grand total of its donations to more than $16 million, according to records filed with the secretary of state's office. In all, unions have raised more than $35.7 million to defeat Proposition 32.
The measure would prohibit both unions and corporations from contributing directly to candidates. The initiative would also ban the practice of political contribution by payroll deduction, a provision that labor leaders say would disproportionately harm unions since that is the primary method labor organizations use to raise political cash.
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