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Suit threatened over Prop. 54 donors

The Sacremento Bee reports Prop. 54 foes may sue over donors:

Pressing for disclosure of individual contributors to Ward Connerly's nonprofit group, which is largely bankrolling Proposition 54, six advocacy groups notified the Fair Political Practices Commission on Tuesday that they intend to sue unless the agency takes action. By law, the FPPC has 120 days to respond to the request by California Common Cause, the League of Women Voters of California, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the Greenlining Institute, Californians for Justice and the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights.

Because voters are scheduled to cast ballots Oct. 7 on Proposition 54, which would restrict collection of race-based data by state and local government, the advocacy groups urged the FPPC to order the immediate release of names of donors to Connerly's American Civil Rights Coalition.