There's a flood of secret money in American politics. Unlike a real flood, though, we can't tell where the money is coming from.
That's because corporations, unions, lobbyists and special interests can spend millions to get the elected officials they want into power. And right now, the law lets them do that in complete secrecy.
The first step in overcoming the effects of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United is for the U.S. Senate to pass the DISCLOSE Act of 2012. The DISCLOSE Act would give voters the information they need to judge for themselves about campaign ads and the candidates.
It's time to restore transparency to U.S. elections by closing the floodgates against secret big-money special interests and requiring complete disclosure of spending on big-money advertising in elections.
Send a message to your Senators. Tell them to lead the fight to stop the secret money. Tell them to let the sunshine in and let the voters decide.
As a voter, I am tired of big-money special interests overwhelming our elections. I want MY voice to be heard in the 2012 election.
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You can guarantee that my voice can be heard by supporting the DISCLOSE Act of 2012. It is time to restore transparency to U.S. elections and require complete disclosure of spending by big-money interests. The DISCLOSE Act will give the voters the information they need to make their own decisions.
Fair and clean elections, determined by the votes of American citizens, should be at the center of our democracy - not big money from secret sources. I urge you to act quickly and help the Senate pass the DISCLOSE Act of 2012.
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