Why it matters
Reducing the influence of big money in our politics makes our elections fairer. Voters have the right to know who is raising money for which political candidates, how much money they are raising and how that money is being spent. Our elections should be free from corruption and undue influence and should work so that everyday Americans can run for office, even if they aren't well connected to wealthy special interests.
What we're doing
We fight to reform money in politics in Congress, with state legislatures, with the executive branch and, where appropriate, the courts. We are deeply committed to reforming our nation's campaign finance system to ensure the public's right to know, combat corruption and undue influence, and enable candidates to compete more equitably in public office and allow maximum citizen participation in the political process.
What You Can Do
LWVUS submitted comments in opposition of the proposed rule that would cease to require tax exempt organizations, other than those incorporated under 501(c)(3) and 527 of the IRS code to report names and addresses of their substantial contributors on Schedule B forms of 990 and 990EZ. The proposed rule does not align with our Money in Politics position.