FPPC’s new video pro­vides help to find out who’s be­hind po­lit­i­cal ads

Times-Herald (Vallejo) - - LOCAL NEWS - Times-Her­ald staff re­port

SACRA­MENTO >> The Fair Po­lit­i­cal Prac­tices Com­mis­sion (FPPC) has de­vel­oped a pub­lic ser­vice an­nounce­ment to give the pub­lic more guid­ance on how and where to find in­for­ma­tion about the money be­hind po­lit­i­cal cam­paigns and their po­lit­i­cal ad­ver­tis­ing, the agency an­nounced this week.

“We are here to help the pub­lic find the in­for­ma­tion they’re look­ing for and to make it eas­ier for them to know who’s pay­ing for po­lit­i­cal ads, so they can make more in­formed choices,” said FPPC Chair Richard C. Miadich in a state­ment re­leased by the agency. “Peo­ple get in­un­dated with the ad­ver­tis­ing and our goal is to help them nav­i­gate through the com­plex sys­tem to get the in­for­ma­tion they want and de­serve.”

The PSA is in both English

and Span­ish and pro­vides a link at the end of the video to a new page on the FPPC web­site. The page has in­for­ma­tion on how to track the money in cam­paigns as well as how to find who’s pay­ing for po­lit­i­cal ad­ver­tis­ing.

A link to the English ver­sion can be found at https://player.vimeo.com/ video/393060545.

A Span­ish ver­sion can be found at https:// player.vimeo.com/ video/393720535.

The page pro­vided at the end of the video also pro­vides a link to re­port any vi­o­la­tions the pub­lic may find in the ad­ver­tis­ing or other cam­paign vi­o­la­tions, as well as ba­sic elec­tion in­for­ma­tion, such as how to reg­is­ter to vote.

The Fair Po­lit­i­cal Prac­tices Com­mis­sion (FPPC) is Cal­i­for­nia’s gov­ern­men­tal ethics and cam­paign dis­clo­sure agency.

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