The Disclosure of Information on Spending on Campaigns Leads to Open and Secure Elections (DISCLOSE) Act provides for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, and other entities.
In these troubling economic times, very few voters can afford to contribute more than $10,000 for use in political campaigns. The American voters have a right to know who is making these large donations and directly influencing our elections.
“There’s no question that the Citizens’ United decision opened the door for big corporations and foreign entities to secretly spend hundreds of millions of dollars to undermine elections, undermining the fairness and integrity of the process,” says Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.).
In the majority opinion for Citizens United Justice Kennedy writes, “With the advent of the Internet, prompt disclosure of expenditures can provide shareholders and citizens with the information needed to hold corporations and elected officials accountable for their positions.”
Our democracy depends on every voice being heard, even the voices without an extra $10,000 or more lying around. The DISCLOSE Act works like a wonderful pair of noise-canceling headphones, filtering out the buzz created by a select few.
Join me in signing this petition and let the U.S. Congress hear your voice.
***The DISCLOSE Act of 2012 (H.R. 4010)
***CITIZENS UNITED v. FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION