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Statement Regarding FPPC Settlement

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued a statement today in response to media inquiries regarding a proposed fine by the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). The fine relates to the Proposition 8 campaign of 2008:

All institutional contributions made by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the ProtectMarriage Coalition were reported to the appropriate authorities in California.

In the last two weeks leading up to the election, the Church mistakenly overlooked the daily reporting requirement for non-monetary contributions and instead reported those contributions together in a later filing. The Church appreciates the fairness and consideration with which the Fair Political Practices Commission has addressed this oversight.

Claims that the Church misrepresented its contributions to the ProtectMarriage Coalition are false.

Information on the FPPC’s Enforcement Process

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