Congress Should Pass the For the People Act
to Modernize our Elections and Increase Transparency
WASHINGTON – President of the League of Women Voters of the United States Chris Carson issued the following statement in response to the Mueller report:
“The Special Counsel’s report makes one thing crystal clear: a foreign government interfered in the 2016 presidential election. Congress must now take bold action to secure our elections systems from future attacks. To do so, Congress must have access to the full report and the underlying investigative documentation to understand the full scope of the attack.
“Congress has the power to strengthen our election security with modern requirements for political ads that create greater transparency in our elections. Voters have a right to know about foreign sponsors and funders of the campaign-related ads they see.
“The Special Counsel’s report signals the need for immediate action to safeguard the integrity of our elections. One solution is sitting in a Senate committee right now. The For the People Act includes provisions that would ensure transparency in political ads as well as funding for cybersecurity that will protect our elections.
“This report makes it clear: Congress should pass the For the People Act this year to ensure that 2020 campaigns are free from foreign influence and voters can cast their ballots with confidence. The American people must know who is attempting to sway their votes.”
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