[Sayma-Discuss] FCNL Action: Something's finally moving on campaign finance!

Mike Shell bright_crow at mindspring.com
Sat May 31 15:26:54 EDT 2014


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From: Ruth Flower, FCNL [mailto:ruthflower at fcnl.org] 
Sent: Friday, May 30, 2014 2:07 PM
Subject: Something's finally moving on campaign finance!

 


 



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It would turn around Citizen’s United, Speech Now and McCutcheon verdicts.

 <https://fcnl.org/r/E/MzkwMDc3/NDEzMTQ/0/0/YnJpZ2h0X2Nyb3dAbWluZHNwcmluZy5jb20/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5jYXB3aXouY29tL2Zjb25sL2lzc3Vlcy9hbGVydC8_YWxlcnRpZD02MzIzOTUzNiZ0eXBlPUNPIyEjIQ/5831/1> Will you ask Sen. Nelson to help get money out of politics?

The staff member said that Senator Nelson was very concerned when the most recent Supreme Court case came out (McCutcheon), and that he would be inclined to support a constitutional amendment — but he hasn’t heard much from people in Florida about this issue!

Knowing that FCNL’s network is deeply disturbed about the out-sized role of money in politics, I told the staff member that we’d be in touch with our network in Florida to ask people to make their views known.

Senator Udall’s bill has 42 co-sponsors already. It will have a hearing next week, and then it will go to the Senate floor. We need about 20 more senators to co-sponsor the bill to assure that it moves rapidly through the process.

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Thank you,

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  <http://fcnl.org/about/who/staff/ruth_7575.jpg> Ruth Flower
Legislative Director



  



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