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 Julie Kessel, President of the St. Petersburg Florida Area League, talks to The Union Edge about the FIRST municipality post-Citizens United to abolish Super PACs and limit foreign corporate spending in local elections.

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.

The League joined a letter to U.S. Senators encouraging Senators to support and co-sponsor the Stop Super PAC-Candidate Coordination Act. The bill, sponsored by Senator Leahy (D-VT), would shut down individual-candidate Super PACs which are used to circumvent candidate contribution limits.

It’s time to close this loophole that is letting too much big money into our elections. Stand up today and urge your Representatives to strengthen the coordination rules!

The League sent a letter to the U.S.

The League joined a letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives encouraging them to support and cosponsor H.R. 425, legislation that would end coordination between Super PACs and candidates.

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.

We’re just one week away from the deadline to submit comments to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on how "to address corruption in the political process." So far, League supporters have generated over 12,000 comments in support of stricter disclosure regulations.

The Federal Election Commission is now receiving public comments about steps they should take “to address corruption in the political process.” We need you to tell the FEC to act and enforce the law.

The Supreme Court ruled that aggregate campaign contribution limits are invalid in the case of McCutcheon v. FEC. "[This] decision simply means more power for big money, more corruption for the rest of us,” said League president, Elisabeth MacNamara.