For 25 years the presidential public financing system, which has put value on small donors in our electoral process, has served the nation well. Unfortunately, Congress failed to modernize the system, and the Presidential Election Campaign Fund is broken today.
This podcast originally appeared in the Public Interest Podcast.
Washington, DC - Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released long-awaited air quality standards for fine particles that come from power plants, oil refineries, boilers and diesel trucks and buses. The new rule is set at a level to protect against asthma attacks, heart disease, lung disease and premature death.
League Cheers Decision to Protect People, Not Polluters
The League joined with reform groups to ask Representatives to Co-Sponsor H.R. 270, the Empowering Citizens Act.
The League sent a letter to the U.S. Senate in support of Senator Udall’s Empower Act, S. 1176, legislation to repair the presidential public financing system.
It’s time to reform the Federal Election Commission. Tell Congress to support the Federal Election Administration Act of 2016. The new Federal Election Administration (FEA) would be comprised of five commissioners and would end gridlock at the commission and put the public’s interests over partisan interests.
The League sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on House Administration urging Representatives to vote no on H.R. 412 and H.R. 195. These bills would repeal the presidential public financing system and terminate the Election Assistance Commission (EAC).
“We are disappointed that the Senate Democrats’ campaign finance proposal, announced today, falls short of what is needed to keep big money from dominating our politics,” said President MacNamara.