California State Council of Service Employees, Sacramento, CA
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$20,017,908 to winners, $26,220,651 to losers
The statewide organization represents the more than 700,000 Service Employees International Union members in California. SEIU, a national labor union with 2.2 million members founded in 1921, primarily represents workers in health care, long-term care, building services, and state and local government. The California State Council works in all 58 counties in the state. It has given overwhelmingly to Democrats, donating $8.2 million, and spent more than $10 million opposing Proposition 75 in 2005, which failed. The measure would have prohibited public employee labor unions from directly spending dues on political contributions without prior written consent from individual public employees.
Total contributions: $49,863,419
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.