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    We need spending limits on campigns. I just do not get it why people do not understand that influence of special interest mony. Just my Opinion Chris Owner CEL Financial Services http://www.taxprepfillmore.com/santa-paula-tax-preparation

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  • donnyshaw wrote a letter to John F. Kerry, Scott P. Brown letting them know that they support S.219 S.219 Senate Campaign Disclosure Parity Act

    I am writing as your constituent in the 1st Congressional district of Massachusetts. I support S.219 - Senate Campaign Disclosure Parity Act, and am tracking it using OpenCongress.org, the free public resource website for government transparency and ...

    September 19, 2011 1:57 PM Comments (0)

  • concernedcitzen posted a bill H.R. 2084: Universal Right to Vote by Mail Act of 2011

    We support this legislation as it helps support absentee ballots nationwide. It states: "If an individual in a State is eligible to cast a vote in an election for Federal office, the State may not impose any additional conditions or requirements on the eligibility of the individual to cast the vote in such election by mail, except to the extent that the State imposes a deadline for requesting the ballot and related voting materials from the appropriate State or local election official and for returning the ballot to the appropriate State or local election official." However, we believe that no state should put restrictions on voting rights.

    September 17, 2011 2:01 PM Comments (0)

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    We feel that this act requires too much paperwork for the average voter. Also it is discriminatory. It says that no one who has "does not sign and print legibly their name on the form [or] does not provide identifying information..." (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-s168/text) can distribute voter registration. That is absurd. The rest of the bill is hogwash.

    September 17, 2011 1:58 PM Comments (0)

  • concernedcitzen posted a bill S. 111: Voting Integrity and Verification Act of 2011

    We believe this bill is too much of strain on the average voter. The likelihood of abuse is high. We are worried about the "individual permanent paper record for each ballot that is cast." as we feel this is just an extension of the surveillance state. In addition, 75% of the bill is about having prizes for whoever creates the best voting machine. We feel this does nothing to advance voting rights.

    September 17, 2011 1:51 PM Comments (0)

  • concernedcitzen posted a bill H.J.Res. 28: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States regarding the right to vote.

    We support this bill as it gets rid of the tangle or regulations that stop a person from voting: "The right to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States, any State, or any other public or private person or entity, except that the United States or any State may establish regulations narrowly tailored to produce efficient and honest elections."

    September 17, 2011 1:39 PM Comments (0)

  • concernedcitzen posted a bill H.J.Res. 36: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to abolish the Electoral College and provide for the direct election of the President and Vice President by the popular vote of all citizens of the United States regardless of place of residence.

    As part of election reform, the electoral college must be dismissed. There isn't much of a choice for citizens in the election of the President. This law states: "The President and Vice President shall be elected jointly by the direct vote of the citizens of the United States, without regard to whether the citizens are residents of a State."

    September 17, 2011 1:34 PM Comments (0)

  • concernedcitzen posted a bill H.R. 597: District of Columbia Voting Rights Restoration Act of 2011

    Like the previous legislation, we agree with this legislation. We would put that we support it, but it is hard to find in the issues that are available. This act states: "for purposes of representation in the House of Representatives and Senate, the right of the people of the District of Columbia to be eligible to participate in elections for the House of Representatives and Senate as Maryland residents in accordance with the laws of the State of Maryland, is hereby restored." http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h597/text

    September 17, 2011 1:30 PM Comments (0)

  • concernedcitzen added a comment

    We support this act because those that have a felony conviction should be allowed to vote. The law states: "laws governing the restoration of voting rights after a felony conviction vary throughout the country and persons in some States can easily regain their voting rights while in other States persons effectively lose their right to vote permanently; and ...State disenfranchisement laws disproportionately impact racial and ethnic minorities." This is one of the reasons we support this legislation. The only snafu we have is if a person is in jail for a felony (millions and millions of people) what if they aren't guilty? http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h2212/text

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H.R.267: District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2011

Election Reform Consortium is in support of this bill. Here's why:

The District of Columbia has almost 1 million people residing in its borders, so its representatives deserve the right to vote.

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S.482: Senate Campaign Disclosure Parity Act

Election Reform Consortium is in support of this bill.

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S.219: Senate Campaign Disclosure Parity Act

Election Reform Consortium is in support of this bill. Here's why:

More campaign information should be disclosed to the American Public

Letters to Congress

The following are letters from members of this group to Congress regarding S.219.

  • donnyshaw wrote a letter to John F. Kerry, Scott P. Brown letting them know that they support S.219 S.219 Senate Campaign Disclosure Parity Act

    I am writing as your constituent in the 1st Congressional district of Massachusetts. I support S.219 - Senate Campaign Disclosure Parity Act, and am tracking it using OpenCongress.org, the free public resource website for government transparency and ...

    September 19, 2011 1:57 PM Comments (0)

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S.752: Fair Elections Now Act

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H.R.359: To reduce Federal spending and the deficit by terminating taxpayer financing of presidential election campaigns and party conventions.

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H.R.5175: DISCLOSE Act

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H.R.1404: Fair Elections Now Act

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