Pass the DISCLOSE 2012 Act
  • Petitioned The United States Congress

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The United States Congress
President of the United States
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
Sen. Sherrod Brown
Sen. Jeff Flake
Sen. Dick Durbin
Sen. Mitch McConnell
Sen. Harry Reid
New York
Sen. Charles Schumer
Rep. Eric Cantor
South Dakota
Sen. John Thune
Sen. Patrick Leahy
Rep. John Boehner
Rep. Chris Van Hollen
Rhode Island
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
Rep. Steny Hoyer
Rep. Devin Nunes
Rep. Paul Cook

Pass the DISCLOSE 2012 Act

    2. Petition by

      Raleigh, NC

DISCLOSE 2012 will provide "We The People" with the solution we need to the problems arising from the Supreme Court's "Citizens United" decision. The Act will protect free speech while at the same time ensure that we know who, exactly, is financing the messages intent on manipulating the American voter.

Like the similarly entitled bill introduced and defeated in 2010 (that's right -- Congress has failed to protect us before), House Resolution 4010, the Disclosure of Information on Spending on Campaigns Leads to Open and Secure Elections Act of 2012, aims to increase the reporting requirements of political expenditures and contributions by corporations and other outside groups.

Corporations, unions, and other groups, will be required to report certain campaign-related activity to the Federal Election Commission (FEC), to disclose their campaign-related expenditures to their shareholders and members, and to make their political spending available to the public, through a hyper-link to the FEC, on their websites.

In his press release, Congressman Van Hollen states, “I urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to support this legislation – if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear from the DISCLOSE 2012 Act.”

The bill also requires lobbyists to disclose their political expenditures in their lobbying disclosure reports in conjunction with the report of their lobbying activities.

Whether you're a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, a Libertarian or whatever... you're an American first and should support this Act which provides each of us with a little more of the information we need in order to be educated and informed voters.

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Recent signatures


    1. Reached 2,000 signatures
    2. 257 Signatures to help restore democracy by passing DISCLOSE 2012

      Hi --

      After stalling at 87 signatures in the first two days, we picked up 170 signatures on day 3 !!! Thanks to all of you for signing. Was it the reference to puppies?

      We're looking forward to presenting this petition to Congress, gaining some press attention for the effort, and seeing the House & Senate pass this bill to end the anonymity that political/issues advertisers enjoy so much as they manipulate the American voters.

      We're not looking to abridge free speech... we simply want to know WHO it is that's financing the message.

      If you get a chance, please let us know what inspired you to act and what ideas you have that may help us inspire other people to act. The best way to reach us is by posting on: .

      It would also be a big help if you can urge your family, friends, and complete strangers to join us in this effort. Just send them this link:

      Many thanks,
      We The People

    3. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Hugh Taft-Morales TAKOMA PARK, MD
      • about 2 years ago

      This is important to me because I believe in "government of the people", not of the corporations treated legally as persons!!!!

    • Sharon Slayton ALAMEDA, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      If this isn't passed, you may as well remove the "critical thinking" courses from all of our major universities and replace them with indoctrinization studies on current "regimes" of acceptable thought. Tell us WHO and let us make for ourselves an intelligent decision!

    • dallas fuller CHICKASHA, OK
      • over 2 years ago

      Because MONEY does not equal free speech!

    • Doug Schwamb TWIN FALLS, ID
      • over 2 years ago

      As a citizen and voter, I demand accountability in our political system and want money out of it now, Think in terms of legal and ethical, OK?

    • Rebecca Goodwin JEFFERSON, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      Because we should KNOW who is trying to BUY our elections.


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