President MacNamara offered testimony at a hearing held by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on February 11, 2015. The hearing follows a comment period where thousands of citizens expressed their concern over the need for stricter disclosure rules and to strengthen regulations on coordination between candidates and secret, dark money groups. President MacNamara called on the agency to update regulations on campaign finance laws to provide full disclosure in light of recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions Citizens United and McCutcheon v. FEC.

LWVUS and the League of Women Voters of Florida joined an amicus brief on a case that focuses on the constitutionality of prohibitions on direct solicitation by candidates for judicial office.

The League and other coalition partners sent a letter to President Obama urging him to veto the Omnibus Appropriations bill. The bill includes the most corrupting campaign finance provisions ever created.

 

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]

The League joined other reform groups to support S. 2754, the Lobbying and Campaign Finance Reform Act of 2014. The legislation, introduced by Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), would limit the ability of lobbyists to use bundled contributions to obtain undue influence with members of Congress.

The League sent a letter to the U.S. Senate in support of the DISCLOSE Act of 2014.

The League joined a letter to U.S. Senators urging them to pass the DISCLOSE Act of 2014.

The League joined an amicus brief filed in the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Lair v. Motl.

A Primer for Engagement of League Members and Fellow Citizens - 2014

The League joined reform groups in urging the Democratic Governors Association (DGA) to drop its legal challenge to a Connecticut law restricting political campaign spending. The letter, sent to Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, head of the DGA, says that the lawsuit filed by the DGA put the governors in league with efforts “by the conservative majority on the Supreme Court to eviscerate campaign finance laws.”

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