February 16, 2006
January 19, 2006
Members of the U.S. Senate
Kay J. Maxwell, President
Democracy Issues in the Second Session
A number of issues pending before Congress go to the heart of the functioning of American democracy.
December 14, 2005
November 18, 2005
November 8, 2005
Co-Sponsor H.R. 4194, the Shays-Meehan Internet Anti-Corruption and Free Speech Protection Act
The undersigned organizations strongly urge you to co-sponsor and support H.R. 4194, the Internet Anti-Corruption and Free Speech Protection Act of 2005 introduced by Representatives Christopher Shays (R-CT) and Marty Meehan (D-MA).
The organizations include the Campaign Legal Center, Common Cause, Democracy 21, the League of Women Voters, Public Citizen and US PIRG.
October 31, 2005
The undersigned groups strongly oppose H.R.1606, sponsored by Representative Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), which would open huge new loopholes for corrupt soft money to be used by federal candidates, parties, corporations, labor unions and wealthy donors in federal campaigns.
H.R. 1606 is controversial legislation that is scheduled for a suspension calendar vote on Wednesday in a stealth attack with little notice.
October 24, 2005
October 24, 2005
The Honorable David Dreier, Chairman
The Honorable Louise McIntosh Slaughter, Ranking Member
House Committee on Rules
Dear Chairman Dreier and Ranking Member Slaughter:
October 20, 2005
October 18, 2005
We, the undersigned groups, strongly urge you to reject a proposed effort in the House to kill the presidential public financing system, enacted following the Watergate scandals to protect the American people against corruption of the presidency and presidential decisions.
The groups include the Campaign Legal Center, Common Cause, Democracy 21, the League of Women Voters, Public Citizen and U.S.PIRG.