You might have heard that the DISCLOSE Act was supposed to be voted on today. Well, it got filibustered again.
The DISCLOSE Act is intended to let the American people know who is paying for our candidates' campaigns. In other words, before we put
them in office, we should know who they might feel beholden to. (Love that word, 'beholden'.) If you were going in for a doctor's visit, and that doctor was accepting money from a certain pharmaceutical company, it's easy to see where that
company's drugs might be high on that
doctor's list. Same with politicians. Since Citizens United was upheld by the Supremes, corporations are allowed to make massive contributions to individual candidates. What's going to happen when a bill is introduced that might have an effect on those corporations?
I just got word of an Internet radio show that is going to be talking about the DISCLOSE Act from both sides (liberal and conservative) in about a half an hour. http://my.coffeepartyusa.com/page/m/b8ea471/7c95c97d/6b909ee2/67505ce5/2280873461/VEsD/
(8:00 PM to 9:30 PM Eastern)
Whether you listen in or not, I wanted to make sure that word got out about this important campaign reform bill (and to give those who want to a chance to call their Congresspeople.)