February 27, 2006

Dear Senator,

The undersigned groups urge you to support strong and effective reforms to respond to the current Washington lobbying scandals, when the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (Committee) marks up legislation to address these scandals.

The groups include the Campaign Legal Center, Common Cause, Democracy 21, the League of Women Voters, Public Citizen and U.S. PIRG.

February 16, 2006

January 19, 2006

TO:
  Members of the U.S. Senate
FROM:
  Kay J. Maxwell, President
RE:
  Democracy Issues in the Second Session

A number of issues pending before Congress go to the heart of the functioning of American democracy.

November 8, 2005

Co-Sponsor H.R. 4194, the Shays-Meehan Internet Anti-Corruption and Free Speech Protection Act

Dear Representative,

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

Dear Representative:

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

The Honorable David Dreier, Chairman
The Honorable Louise McIntosh Slaughter, Ranking Member
House Committee on Rules

Dear Chairman Dreier and Ranking Member Slaughter:

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