DISCLOSURE OF CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS
WE need to know who’s making the donations that put candidates in office so we can make educated choices about who the candidates are and who they will be accountable to. Will they listen to you the voter or corporate lobbyists?
- Publicly traded companies need to disclose their political donations to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Public Citizen is working to get the SEC to require corporations to DISCLOSE their political spending.
HR 4010 (Van Hollen) Already has over 165 Cosponsors
- We have good laws that aren’t being enforced:
The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) should enforce the rules that all political ads, requiring that ads CLEARLY state who the main funders for TV are. Write to the FCC and demand that they enforce compliance of this rule.
- The FEC wants to hear from you! (until January 15, 2015) Send a letter to the FEC asking for better DISCLOSURE rules.
States are fighting for disclosure of Dark Money donated for campaign ads.
- Leading up to the 2014 midterm elections, California, Delaware, Massachusetts, Hawaii,Vermont and North Carolina passed tough new disclosure laws.
- Find out how your state is doing by reading the scorecard from Follow The Money
There actually has been a ton of progress in the past year on disclosure (except for WI which went from an A to an F)
MAP of 2014 Scorecard
Compared to 2013
Tallahassee passed an ethics law this November.