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UC regent Ward Connerly and his American Civil Rights Coalition are being sued for not disclosing the identity of campaign donors behind their race-based ballot measure.

The Fair Political Practices Commission alleges Connerly and his organization are violating state law by failing to report the source of nearly $2 million in contributions supporting Proposition 54.

The campaign watchdog commission monitors campaign financing, lobbying and alleged conflicts of interest.

Proposition 54 would block public agencies from collecting and using many types of racial data.

The commission´s lawsuit asks a Sacramento Superior Court Judge to order Connerly and his organization to release contributor information before the October 7 election. A hearing is set for September 26.