Iowa Senate Tackles Robocalls, Loopholes, And Corporate Campaign Cash

Keeping Iowa elections fair and free

senate.iowa.gov/democrats/keeping-iowa-elections-fair-and-free/

Transparency and accountability in Iowa campaign spending will increase if two bipartisan bills approved by the Senate become law.

The first measure, sponsored by Iowa’s Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board, closes loopholes and requires more public reporting by groups involved in issue advocacy and non-candidate campaign spending.

The funders of automated “robo-calls” will have to identify themselves.

The second measure, approved overwhelmingly by the Iowa Senate, urges the U.S. Congress to regulate and restrict corporate participation in election campaigns. In the Citizens United decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that corporations have the same free speech rights as you, including the right to contribute to political campaigns. Since then, skyrocketing corporate campaign contributions have threatened to drown out the voices of living, breathing Americans.

 

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