LCV Statement on DISCLOSE Act Vote

Kyra Madunich-Arevalo, kmadunich@lcv.org, 909-767-9743

Washington, D.C. — In response to the failed Senate vote on the DISCLOSE Act, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Advocacy Director for Judiciary & Democracy Doug Lindner:

“We are disappointed but not surprised that Senate Republicans are shamefully blocking legislation to help fight the prominent influence of secret corporate dollars on our elections. LCV stands with President Biden, Leader Schumer, Senator Whitehouse, and others as they lead this continuing fight for free and fair elections with transparency and an equal voice for all. Undisclosed and unlimited secret campaign contributions from fossil fuel interests threaten both our environment and our democracy.  They distort our politics, drowning out communities of color and communities with low wealth, who are most impacted by the climate crisis and pollution, by giving even more power to polluters and the super wealthy. Our leaders must take bold action to eliminate the filibuster, which Republicans continue to leverage to block critical pro-democracy and pro-environment legislation. We strongly urge the Senate to work toward a more free and fair democracy by passing comprehensive reforms, including the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act, and the Protecting Our Democracy Act, in addition to the DISCLOSE Act and other important legislation.” 

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