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Action Alert from LWVUS: 
Push for cloture and support for the DISCLOSE Act

Following is an action alert from LWVUS. Please ask our Alabama Senators to vote for cloture on the DISCLOSE Act  (S. 3369) and to support this legislation that will "restore transparency to U. S. elections."

President Kathy Byrd says that this campaign by LWVUS "most clearly exemplifies ... what the League is about in terms of advocacy.  Without transparency in government we lose so much control in the governmental decision making that so affects our lives-- from campaign financing on to Election Day to watching how our elected officials actually represent us."

Please follow any of the links below to email, call, or fax Senator Richard Shelby and Senator Jeff Session. Thank you!

Take Action

Very soon, the U.S. Senate will take up a bill to restore transparency to U.S. elections by requiring complete disclosure of spending on big-money advertising in candidate elections. 
Contact your Senators now and ask them to vote for cloture on S. 3369, the DISCLOSE Act of 2012.
The League has worked for decades to bring about real reform to our campaign finance system. A vote for cloture is a vote for meaningful debate on a topic of vital importance to our democracy. The Senate should truly debate this bill rather than succumbing to the hyper-partisanship that too often blocks responsible action by the Senate. 
Tell your Senators to end the political games and bring S. 3369 up for full debate.
The League supports the DISCLOSE Act of 2012 because we believe that Americans deserve all the information they can get before they vote. S. 3369 builds on disclosure requirements already approved by the Supreme Court. In fact, the Court pointed in the direction of enhanced disclosure in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission when it said that disclosure is important to “providing the electorate with information.”
Secret campaign money has no place in America’s democracy. It undermines the role of the voter and corrupts the election process.  Voters have a right to know -- whether it is a corporation, union, trade association, or non-profit advocacy group making unlimited campaign expenditures and influencing elections. 
Tell us where the money is coming from and let the voters decide.


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