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,

The League and other coalition partners sent a letter to the White House encouraging President Obama to fix the FEC.


The League joined an amicus brief on an appeal to the DC Court of Appeals in the case of Van Hollen vs. FEC. The friend-of-the-court brief supports a lower court ruling that upheld strict disclosure requirements for the funding for electioneering communications.



LWVUS sent a letter to the U.S. Senate asking Senators to vote for cloture on S. 3369, the DISCLOSE Act of 2012. The DISCLOSE Act is expected to come to the floor of the Senate on Monday, July 16.

The League and coalition partners sent the following letter in response to the White House's response on a petition effort around the FEC. The petition asked the Obama Administration to appoint new commissioners to the Federal Election Commission (FEC). The petition gathered over 27,000 signatures, over 2,000 signatures above the required threshold needed for a response from The White House. On Friday, over four months after reaching the signature threshold, the White House finally responded.