Tonight, in a 51-44 vote, we came up just short in the battle to increase transparency in our electoral system when the Senate refused to move ahead and debate the DISCLOSE Act. But tomorrow, the Senate will get a second chance to vote for debate rather than succumbing to the hyper-partisanship that too often blocks responsible action by the Senate.
YOU can still make your voice heard. Tell your Senators you won’t give up the fight to restore our democracy.
The U.S. Senate failed to reach the 60-vote threshold to invoke cloture on S. 3369, which means that opponents can continue to block full consideration of the DISCLOSE Act of 2012. But the fight goes on, and another vote is expected Tuesday afternoon.
Right now, you can join Senators from across the country as they continue to speak out against the corrupting influence of secret money in election campaigns. You can join them in trying to shine the light of full disclosure on big money advertising.
The DISCLOSE Act should be debated on its merits. Tell your Senators to bring transparency back to our government and electoral system. Tell them you watched their first vote, and you expect them to vote for cloture on S. 3369 on Tuesday.
With huge sums of secret money now flowing into the 2012 elections, the DISCLOSE Act would restore transparency to U.S. elections by requiring complete disclosure of spending on big-money advertising in candidate elections, whether it comes from corporations, unions, wealthy individuals, lobbyists or non-profit advocacy groups.
Tell us where the money is coming from and let the voters decide.