Reform Groups Call on Congress to Close Gaping Disclosure Loopholes and Maintain Existing Contribution Limits

In a letter sent today, reform groups urged Senators and Representatives “to pass campaign finance disclosure legislation this year to close the gaping disclosure loopholes in the campaign finance laws. These loopholes resulted in more than $300 million in secret contributions being spent by outside groups to influence the 2012 presidential and congressional elections.” The …

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Reform Groups Urge Office of Congressional Ethics to Steer Clear of Procedural Minefield

Washington, D.C.– Reform groups sent a letter today to the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) urging the agency to avoid the procedural minefield of rules changes proposed recently by several private attorneys. The reform groups include the Campaign Legal Center, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), Common Cause, Democracy 21, League of Women …

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Reform Groups Urge Senators to Oppose Efforts to Restore Party Soft Money or Increase Party Contribution Limits

The enclosed letter was sent today to Senators and Representatives urging them to oppose efforts to restore the party soft money system or increase party contribution limits. The reform groups include Americans for Campaign Reform, Brennan Center for Justice, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Common Cause, Democracy 21,  Demos, League of Women Voters, …

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Reform Groups Urge Representatives to Oppose Repeal of Public Financing of Conventions

The enclosed letter was sent by reform groups yesterday urging House members to oppose the Cole bill, H.R. 5912, scheduled to be on the suspension calendar today. The reform groups include Americans for Campaign Reform, Brennan Center for Justice, the Campaign Legal Center, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Common Cause, Democracy 21, League …

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Reform Groups Urge Senators to Vote for Cloture on DISCLOSE Act

VOTE AGAINST SECRET MONEY VOTE FOR CLOTURE ON S.3369, THE DISCLOSE ACT                                         July 16, 2012 Dear Senator, Our organizations strongly urge you to vote for cloture on S.3369, the DISCLOSE Act of 2012. The DISCLOSE Act is constitutional, fair and evenhanded. The Supreme Court by an overwhelming 8 to 1 vote in the …

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Reform Groups Urge Senators to Pass DISCLOSE Act of 2012

Dear Senator, The 156 undersigned national, regional and local organizations support S. 3369, the DISCLOSE Act of 2012, sponsored by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. The legislation would provide the public with basic information about campaign expenditures made by outside groups that are influencing federal elections and the donors financing these expenditures. The legislation would also provide …

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Reform Groups Urge Senators to Pass DISCLOSE Act of 2012

  Dear Senator, The 156 undersigned national, regional and local organizations support S. 3369, the DISCLOSE Act of 2012, sponsored by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. The legislation would provide the public with basic information about campaign expenditures made by outside groups that are influencing federal elections and the donors financing these expenditures. The legislation would also …

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Reform Groups Urge Senators to Vote for S.219, the “Senate Campaign Disclosure Parity Act”

In a letter sent today, reform groups urged Senators to promptly pass S.219, the “Senate Campaign Disclosure Parity Act.” The bipartisan legislation was introduced by Senator Jon Tester and has been cosponsored by 22 Senators. The groups included Brennan Center for Justice, Campaign Finance Institute, Campaign Legal Center, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, …

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Reform Groups Urge House Members to Support and Co-Sponsor DISCLOSE 2012 Act, H.R. 4010

Enclosed for your information is a letter sent by reform groups today to all House members, urging Representatives to support and co-sponsor the DISCLOSE 2012 Act, H.R. 4010. The reform groups include: Americans for Campaign Finance Reform, the Brennan Center for Justice, the Campaign Legal Center, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Common Cause, …

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