410, 2022

While the US Senate is in recess, American voters can step up to change the rules

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American voters came out in record numbers in 2020, making their voices heard in hopes of change. According to the U.S. Census, the 2020 election saw more than 168 million active registered voters, an all-time high. Promises were made by federal, state, and local candidates that long-sought for reforms would happen. However, instead of change, many bills passed by the U.S. House of Representatives ended up in the U.S. Senate graveyard. Congress is in gridlock. Remember these? The DISCLOSE Act – which would have ended the dominance of dark money in politics and bring transparency to our elections [...]

909, 2022

Dark Money Floods American Politics: the DISCLOSE Act Could Help

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Dark money has polluted our politics and overruled the will of the people for far too long. Our US Senators can take an easy step to fix this problem by passing the DISCLOSE Act. The phrase ‘dark money’ refers to large amounts of money contributed to a political or issue campaign by a donor hidden from the public to covertly influence the outcome or in exchange for a favor if the campaign is successful. During the 2020 election cycle, at least $100 million was spent in dark money at the federal level, hiding a significant portion of the [...]

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