Congress must protect 2010 elections from corporate influence
Monday, May 10, 2010
In letters to central Ohio's Congressional delegation today, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus asked lawmakers to protect 2010 elections by sponsoring and supporting the DISCLOSE Act.
The correspondence was sent in response to an action alert issued by the League of Women Voters of the United States. The following members of Congress were contacted:
- U.S. Senator George V. Voinovich
- U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown
- U.S. Representative Steve Austria, 7th District
- U.S. Representative Mary Jo Kilroy, 15th District
- U.S. Representative Patrick Tiberi, 12th District
The full text of the letter follows:
On behalf of the board of the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus and our hundreds of members across central Ohio, I urge you to strongly support the DISCLOSE Act. Secret spending of unlimited funds by corporations and unions cannot be allowed in our elections. Congress must act quickly to protect the 2010 elections.
Voters deserve to know who is paying for all election advertising. CEOs should have to “stand by their ads” with clear disclaimers. Secret money, especially secret foreign money, has no place in America’s democracy. We urgently need enhanced disclosure in time for the 2010 elections.
Please sponsor and vote for the DISCLOSE Act.
Thank you for your consideration of the League’s request, and for your service to Ohio.