California Governor Gavin Newsom said there was no conflict of interest between his administration and the film work of his wife Jennifer Siebel Newsom, following a Sacramento Bee Report that your nonprofit donors were also companies that have lobbied your administration.
“Absolutely none at all. There is no correlation. Period. End point, ”Newsom told reporters on Friday.
The Sacramento Bee reported that a nonprofit organization Siebel Newsom founded, The Representation Project, has championed his causes, funded his documentaries, and paid him for his work, but has also received donations from a number of companies that have lobbied management or are involved in major regulatory issues. before the state. They include PG&E and Kaiser Permanente, as well as AT&T and Comcast. The companies denied there was a connection to their donations and Newsom’s work with the state, but one concern of advocates of campaign finance reform has been the practice of donating to charities aligned with elected officials in favor of them.
“I am incredibly proud of my wife,” Newsom said. “She has been running a nonprofit organization for over a decade, long before my time here in Sacramento. And I am very proud of the work in particular around gender equality, women and girls. “
He said his wife “sticks in, certainly going the extra mile when it comes to disclosures, we certainly don’t expect less. I expect no less. “
He said his wife’s work has been “inspiring not just here” in the state but “around the world.” The mission of the Representation Project is to change public attitudes towards gender. Some of the documentary projects include Miss representation, the mask you live in other The great American lie.