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Push for cloture and support for the DISCLOSE Act
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."
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
Please follow any of the links below to email, call, or fax Senator
Richard Shelby and Senator Jeff Session. Thank you!
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.
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
your Senators to end the political games and bring S. 3369 up for
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.”
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.
League of Women Voters
1730 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
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