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.


The League submitted comments to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regarding the proposed guidance for tax-exempt 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations on candidate-related political activities.

LWVUS joined coalition partners on a letter to members of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee urging them to move new IRS regulations related to 501(c)(4) organizations forward.

H.R. 2019 is part of an ongoing effort to repeal the presidential public financing system.

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.

The League joined reform groups in sending a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives urging them to vote no on H.R. 2019, legislation that would repeal the presidential public financing system. H.R. 2019, the letter argues, would repeal an important anti-corruption campaign finance law which worked well for most of its existence and provided ordinary Americans with a critical role to play in financing presidential elections.

The League and other reform groups sent a letter to the U.S. Senate urging Senators to pass campaign finance disclosure legislation this year to close the gaping disclosure loopholes in the campaign finance laws.

The League joined reform groups in sending a letter to President Obama expressing deep concern about the nation's corrupt campaign finance system. The letter expresses extreme disappointment and frustration with the President's failure to provide meaningful leadership or to take effective action to solve this problem facing our country.

The League joined coalition partners in sending the following letter to the U.S. Senate. The letter calls on the Senate to oppose efforts to restore the party soft money system. It also asks the Senate to oppose increasing the limits on the aggregate amounts that an individual can give to parties or candidates.

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January 17, 2013

Dear Senator,