Time for Full Disclosure (From The Reform Project)
Today, the United States Senate is set to vote on Senator Sheldon Whitehouse’s (D-RI) DISCLOSE Act, a bill that would force organizations (corporations, Super PACs, PACs, labor unions, nonprofits) that spend money on campaign expenditures to disclose their donors, and do so within 24 hours of the expenditure if it is more than $10,000.
Traditionally speaking, conservatives have long been proponents of full-disclosure, while liberals were proponents of limits. As Governor Roemer stated throughout his recent presidential campaign, “We now live in a nation with neither.” Conservatives and liberals ought to agree that there is nothing democratic about using secret money to influence an election. This clearly provides great potential for corruption.
In less than a month, you will have the opportunity to directly lobby your Congressman or Senator from our website --TheReformProject.org -- where we will help you fight for meaningful reforms such as the DISCLOSE Act.
P.S. If you would like to read the bill from a non-bias source, please visit The Library of Congress and simply type in S3369. You can also read The Campaign Legal Center’s review of the bill here.