The League joined coalition partners on a letter to the U.S. House and Senate encouraging them to oppose the FY2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill. The League opposes the legislation because it contains destructive campaign finance provisions that would increase limits on individual contributions to a political party.
December 10, 2014
Dear Senator, [also Representative]
Our organizations strongly urge you to vote against the Omnibus Appropriations bill as long as it contains the destructive campaign finance provisions that were buried in the bill released yesterday.
If these campaign finance provisions become law, they will constitute the most corrupting campaign finance provisions ever enacted by Congress and signed by a President.
The legislation massively increases the limits on individual contributions to a party by allowing a single individual to contribute to each national party’s three committees a total of $777,600 per year or $1,555,200 per two-year election cycle. It allows a couple to contribute to these committees a total of $1,555,200 per year or $3,110,400 per two-year cycle.
There is absolutely no justification for allowing these massive individual contributions that can only be given by millionaires and billionaires and that are bound to result in corruption and national scandals.
Our organizations strongly urge you not to vote for any legislation that contains these provisions and that will eviscerate longstanding, critical anti-corruption laws.
Campaign Legal Center
League of Women Voters
People For the American Way