July 12, 2012

Breaking: Senate Will Hold Vote On The DISCLOSE Act Next Week

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) has just announced this afternoon that Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) has said that there will be a vote on the DISCLOSE (Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections) Act on Monday. The DISCLOSE Act helps make election spending more transparent, by requiring the disclosure of donors to certain groups that run advocacy ads intended to influence elections. As of its original introduction, the bill had only the support of two Republicans — Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) and Congressman Mike Castle, who has now retired. “Taking back our democracy from corporate money is the issue of our time, and an obvious first step is bringing shady corporate donations out of the shadows.  Ahead of Monday’s vote, we will run a massive grassroots phone call campaign and target Republican senators back home with online ads,” – said PCCC co-founder Adam Green.


UPDATE: We originally reported that the vote will take place Monday. It will now tentatively take place sometime next week (one week ahead of what was originally scheduled)