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…

Targeting Free Speech, Congress Wants Your Name, H.R. 5175

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H.R. 5175 – DISCLOSE Act is sponsored by Christopher Van Hollen (D, MD) and, on the face, looks like a good bill. However, what this bill will really do is turn over the names of persons who donate to political action committees (PACs) and other “Legislative Action” organizations, chances are, you’re one those people. In…