The #MADISCLOSE Act would greatly increase disclosure in state campaign finance, particularly from corporations and independent political groups like Super PACs. Astonishingly, corporations are not currently required to disclose independent expenditures in state elections, even though individuals and unions are. The Disclosure Act would end this ridiculous loophole.
The same bill unanimously passed the Senate last session, but was not scheduled for a vote in the House before the session expired.
With the gubernatorial race right around the corner, it is important that the legislature act quickly on this legislation. We do not need corporations and other outside political groups secretly spending money on the candidates’ behalfs. The voters should know which special interests are trying to sway their vote and curry favors with the candidates.
I hope others will join me in attending the hearing to show your support for increased transparency in our electoral process.
|WHAT:||Committee hearing on Disclosure Act|
|WHEN:||Wednesday, September 18, 2 p.m.|
|WHERE:||Massachusetts State House, Room A2|