DISCLOSE Act cloture vote fails, but rules allow bringing it up again

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Dear Friend of Liberty, Yesterday, the Senate’s cloture vote for the DISCLOSE Act (a.k.a. The Establishment Protection Act) failed by a vote of 57-41.  Your efforts paid off by ensuring the Democrats were unable to sway any Republicans to break the filibuster.  This is a tremendous victory in the fight against statism for all freedom-minded…

Establishment Protection Act

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Late last night, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid fired a shot directly at your free speech and moved to bring the DISCLOSE ACT (better named the “Establishment Protection Act”) to a key vote to shut off debate next Monday night or Tuesday. Contact Senator Robert Bennett at (202) 224-5444and Senator Orrin Hatch at (202) 224-5251 right away and demand…

Stop the DISCLOSE Act

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Dear Friend in Liberty, We can stop the DISCLOSE Act. The Establishment Protection Act (a much more fitting name for DISCLOSE) will infringe on our privacy, limit our right to free speech, and silence C4L and like-minded organizations that hold the statists accountable. Before the bill passed the House, it was changed to include more…

H.R. 5175 Restricting Free Speech in Elections, Stalls in Congress

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June 21, 2010    Byline: Fredreka Schouten      USA TODAY WASHINGTON – A high-profile effort by President Obama and top Democrats to clamp down on special interest spending in elections has faltered, nearly six months after a Supreme Court ruling cleared the way for unlimited corporate and union spending on independent campaign ads. Action on a bill…

More information on H.R. 5175 and S. 3295, The DISCLOSE Act

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The inappropriately named “DISCLOSE Act” (H.R. 5175 and S. 3295) is making progress in the House and now in the Senate. The provisions of this bill would: Protect incumbents from competition by other candidates, and from criticism by citizens’ groups. Violate your First Amendment rights to free speech, free press, and assembly. Harm your First…