To: Progressive Allies
From: Michael B. Keegan, President, People For the American Way
Re: Robert Gibbs, the "Professional Left", and the Opportunity We Can't Miss
Date: August 17, 2010
The Supreme Court ruled today that Arizona candidates who have opted in to the state’s public financing system can’t collect matching funds—the money allotted to candidates who are up against particularly well-funded opponents or interest groups—until the Court has time to consider whether the matching funds are constitutional.
The House Administration Committee today approved an amended version of the DISCLOSE Act, a bill aimed at blunting the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC.
Michael B. Keegan, President of People For the American Way, issued the following statement:
“By approving the DISCLOSE Act, The House Administration Committee has taken an important step toward restoring democracy and transparency to our electoral process.