Voters beware. There is a flood of secret money headed into towns all across America and it looks like there is nothing to stop it from drowning out your voices this fall. But our elected officials can do something to help. They can support full disclosure and tell us where this money is coming from. They can give voters the information they need to cast a vote.
Across the country, Leagues are raising their voices on voting rights, redistricting, clean air and water, campaign funding and more. From Massachusetts to Florida, New York to Kansas and points in between, Leagues are busy educating and advocating.
The lack of transparency and accountability in its state’s redistricting process is what concerns the Tennessee League, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press. In her letter, League President Margie Parsley noted, “We do not have a position on where to draw district lines nor do we necessarily believe this process is worse than previous legislative efforts.” The League does “...believe, however, that the secret discussions which lead to this ‘take it or leave it plan’ do not serve the public interest.” Read more.