2013 may not have been a federal election year, but it was still an important year for voting and elections, which means that League volunteers, members, staff and supporters worked tirelessly once again Making Democracy Work®.
The League of Women Voters of the U.S. today spoke out in support of the new notice of proposed rulemaking for non-profit, 501(c)(4) organizations announced last week by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Earlier this month, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission(FEC), a case many have dubbed "the next Citizens United." Why is this case so important? Money, big money.
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to begin hearing cases in its fall term next month. On the second day of arguments, a case that has been labeled the “next Citizens United” will be heard by the Justices. The case, McCutcheon v.
The League joined other reform groups on a letter sent to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) regarding the agency's enforcement manual. The letter expresses opposition to a statement made by Representative Candice Miller (R-MI) and urges the FEC Commissioners to hold off approving the Enforcement Manual until a balanced commission can make sure that decisions are not being made on a partisan basis.
The League joined a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of McCutcheon v. FEC. The Supreme Court will hear arguments in this case during their fall session. The outcome of McCutcheon v. FEC will determine whether the overall caps on the amount of money that individuals can donate to multiple candidates or political parties are a violation of the First Amendment.
Elections cost money. But money shouldn't be able to buy elections. Fair and clean elections, determined by the votes of American citizens, should be at the center of our democracy. The League supports legislation that will enhance disclosure, combat corruption and fix the public financing system.