Archbishop L J Guillory, Robert Kennedy, Jr. Galvanized Minister Louis Farrakhan and Other Pastors To Fight California SB 277
Archbishop Guillory says; "Senate Bill 277, which would eliminate the personal belief and religious exemptions for school children, is being supported by the California Legislature because of the money they've received from the vaccine and pharmaceutical Companies!"
Pharmaceutical companies and their trade groups gave more than $2 million to current members of the Legislature in 2013-2014, about 2 percent of the total raised, records show. Nine of the top 20 recipients are either legislative leaders or serve on either the Assembly or Senate health committees. Receiving more than $95,000, the top recipient of industry campaign cash is Sen. Richard Pan, a Sacramento Democrat and doctor who is carrying the vaccine bill.
State records show that pharmaceutical companies and trade groups donated more than $2 million to current lawmakers in 2013-2014.
Campaign donations to current state legislators
Direct lobbying payments
Johnson & Johnson Inc.
Eli Lilly & Company
Gilead Sciences Inc.
Astellas Pharma US Inc.
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LLP
Merck & Co. Inc.
California Pharmacists Association
Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers Assn.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Comapny
Allergan USA Inc.
Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA Inc.
Pharmacy Professionals of California
TOP DRUG-MAKER RECIPIENTS
Sen. Richard Pan *
Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins
Sen. Ed Hernandez *
Sen. Holly Mitchell *
Assemblyman Brian Maienschein *
Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon
Sen. Isadore Hall
Sen. Jerry Hill
Assemblyman Henry Perea
Assemblywoman Shirley Weber
Assemblyman Mike Gatto
Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla *
Sen. Andy Vidak
Assemblyman Tom Daly
Assemblyman Kevin Mullin
D-South San Francisco
Assemblyman Adam Gray
Assemblyman Rob Bonta *
Assemblyman Anthony Rendon
Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez *
Assemblyman Richard Gordon
*Member of the Assembly or Senate health committees
Source: Bee analysis of secretary of state campaign finance and lobbying reports