California League of Conservation Voters, Oakland, Los Angeles, CA
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$3,394,269 to winners, $2,152,730 to losers
The California League of Conservation Voters is a nonpartisan environmental advocacy group that lobbies and donates to candidates focused on environmental issues. The group has 30,000 members and is a state branch of the national League of Conservation Voters, which does similar work on the federal level. Founded in 1972, the California group is best known for its California Environmental Scorecard. The annual publication has been published for nearly four decades and rates each member of the state Legislature and the governor on what it considers key environmental votes.
Total contributions: $5,563,473
List of contributions
Source: Contribution data from National Institute on Money in State Politics
Credits: Interactive by Michael Corey, Coulter Jones and Chase Davis. Reporting by Coulter Jones. Badge design by Thomas Guffey. Additional reporting by Stanford University students enrolled in a Communications Department investigative reporting class under the direction of California Watch Editorial Director Mark Katches. The project began in January 2011. Students participating were: Devin Banerjee, Daniel Bohm, Kathleen Chaykowski, Tom Corrigan, Cassandra Feliciano, Jamie Hansen, Amy Harris, Josh Hicks, Ellen Huet, Julia James, Paul Jones, Ryan Mac, Valentina Nesci, Dean Schaffer, Elizabeth Titus and Kareem Yasin. Bohm, Hansen, Huet, Harris and Titus continued to work on the project as California Watch interns under the direction of Associate Editor Denise Zapata.