The League is deeply committed to reforming our nation's campaign finance system to ensure the public's right to know, combat corruption and undue influence, enable candidates to compete more equitably for public office and allow maximum citizen participation in the political process. We will continue this fight in Congress, with state legislatures, with the executive branch and, where appropriate, the courts.
The League joined other organizations in sending a letter to the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) encouraging them to move forward with the rulemaking process to provide guidance for tax-exempt social welfare organizations on candidate related political activities.
The League joined a letter sent to U.S. House members opposing H.R. 3865 the Stop Targeting Political Beliefs by the IRS Act of 2014. The legislation would prohibit the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from adopting necessary revisions in the rules used to determine whether an organization is operating exclusively for the promotion of social welfare for purposes of tax code Section 501(c)(4). The League has sent comments to the IRS regarding the proposed regulation.
LWVUS submitted comments to the Internal Revenue Service urging urged them to keep pushing to stop the secret ‘dark money,’ while at the same time protecting truly nonpartisan work to provide the public with unbiased voter information.
In last night’s annual State of the Union (SOTU) address, President Obama laid out his priorities for the coming year. His words addressed a range of critical issues affecting the country – including a number of the League’s priority issues. Here’s the rundown of what he said on our issues and how it aligns with League positions.