LWVUS joined a letter sent to the White House and staff of Senators McConnell, Blunt, Schumer and Klobuchar asking them to make appointments to the Federal Election Commission (FEC).
The FEC is the only organization tasked with enforcing our nations public financing laws in U.S. federal elections. It is currently operating without a quorum . The letter the League joined with Campaign Legal Center (CLC), Public Citizen, Common Cause, Democracy 21, CREW, and 16 other organizations and individuals asks the President and Senators to ensure that the 2020 elections are transparent and fair by prioritizing the restoration of the FEC’s quorum. This is more important than ever as the country enters what promises to be the most expensive election in history.
League President MacNamara urges the FEC to update campaign finance regulations to provide full disclosure so that the Citizens United decision does not continue as the giant loophole for secret giving that it has become.