Pass S.223
August 6, 2008 11:47 AM   Subscribe

Pass S.223
To strengthen campaign finance disclosure, the US Senate must vote against the Ensign amendment (a poison pill) and then vote to pass S. 223. We need your help in identifying where senators stand on both the bill itself and the Ensign amendment. Just make a simple 5 minute call using the easy to follow script. A small task to help bring the US Senate into the modern era of disclosure and public access to campaign finance information.

Some background:
In January 2007, Sen. Russ Feingold introduced the Senate Campaign Disclosure Parity Act—S. 223—to require Senate campaigns to file their campaign finance reports electronically. The bill is supported by both Republicans and Democrats and has a total of 45 co-sponsors.

Currently, Senate reports are filed in paper format, increasing the amount of time for the information to be digitized and made available to the public through the Federal Election Commission's Web site. Candidates for both the House of Representatives and the presidency file electronically, making the information disclosed in their reports publicly available in a faster, more efficient manner than Senate reports.

Pass 223 is a joint project of the Sunlight Foundation, Public Citizen, Center for Responsive Politics, Campaign Finance Institute, Public Campaign, Change Congress and Open the Government.
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