Case #2426
Respondent name: No on I-522 Committee
Complainant name: Karen Andonian and Moms for Labeling

On August 26, 2013, the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) received a complaint from Karen Andonian and Moms for Labeling (MFL) against the No on 522 Committee, a ballot measure committee opposed to I-522, a 2013 Washington State ballot proposition concerning Genetically Modified food products. The complaint letter from Karen Andonian and Moms for Labeling was filed as a 45-day Citizen Action Letter with the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) and the Thurston County Prosecutor’s Office alleging that the No on I-522 committee violated PDC laws and rules by: (1) failing to report support received from the GMA; (2) failing to report pledges of contributions for support; and (3) failing to report contributions received from many “alleged large corporations” attempting to defeat Initiative 522; (4) concealing the identify of the contributors to the No on I-522 committee; and (5) failing to accurately disclose the identity of its actual top donors on political advertising undertaken in opposition to I-522.

NOTE: This case has been on hold since October/November of 2013, pending the outcome of a lawsuit filed by the complainants. 

Disposition: Case Closed with No Evidence of Violations (Resolved 08/03/2018)
Date opened: 01/26/2016
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.235, RCW 42.17A.240, RCW 42.17A.320, RCW 42.17A.435

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