The League joined a letter with other coalition partners in opposition of riders to HR 5485, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act. The riders would ensure that big money and special interests continue to dominate the political system.


VOTE FOR AMENDMENTS TO STRIKE UNDERMINING CAMPAIGN FINANCE RIDERS

June 22, 2016

Dear Representative:

The League joined a letter to the U.S. House urging Representatives to vote against an amendment that would reduce the budget of the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE).

The League joined partners on a letter to the U.S. House opposing H.R. 5053, legislation that would eliminate the requirement for 501(c) groups to disclose their donors to the IRS.

The League joined a letter with coaltition partners calling for members of the House and Senate to oppose riders, especially campaign finance riders, to the 2017 Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Appropriations bill.


OPPOSE CAMPAIGN FINANCE RIDERS ON FSGG BILL

May 23, 2016

Dear Member:

Our organizations urge you to oppose all “poison pill” riders, including all campaign finance riders, to the fiscal year 2017 Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Appropriations bill.

The League sent a letter to the U.S. Senate in support of S. 2611, the Federal Election Administration Act of 2016.

The League sent a letter to the U.S. Senate in support of Senator Udall’s Empower Act, S. 1176, legislation to repair the presidential public financing system.

The League joined coalition partners in urging President Obama and Democratic leaders in the House and Senate to reject any effort to kill the presidential tax checkoff system or to take away the money currently in the presidential tax checkoff fund.

Elisabeth MacNamara

In 2016, our goals are very simple. We plan to: grow the vote, protect the vote and empower voters with information, through our nonpartisan voters’ guides and candidate forums and debates, and through our online tools—espeicallyVOTE411.org. These three priorities stand on their own, but are they are also inextricably intertwined.

The League sent a letter to President Obama urging him to veto the FY 2016 Appropriations bill should it arrive on his desk with damaging campaign finance riders.

The League of Women Voters joined with other concerned organizations to urge the Internal Revenue Service to adopt new regulations that properly interpret the statutory eligibility requirements to qualify for tax-exempt status as a 501(c)(4) “social welfare” organization.

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