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DISCLOSE Act falls short by 1 vote in the Senate

Elisabeth MacNamara, president of LWVUS, reports what happened in the Senate today:

Today in Washington we fell short by just one vote in our continuing battle to pass the DISCLOSE Act, which would restore transparency to U.S. elections by requiring disclosure of corporate and union spending in candidate elections.

She went on to say that we will not give up the fight, and clarifies why:

This bill would require corporate and union CEOs to stand by their ads and expose special interest groups behind last-minute attacks. It stops manipulation of elections by fly-by-night hit groups, and prevents U.S. corporations controlled by foreign – or even hostile – governments from pumping secret money into our elections.

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