FEC Considers Harmful New Ruling
This Friday, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) is considering a ruling that would ban some small-dollar donations given through the web from triggering public matching funds for candidates who have opted into the presidential public financing system. You can read our letter to the FEC here arguing against such a ban here and sign your name to the letter. We will deliver this letter, along with all signatures, on Thursday. The specific case being considered by the FEC concerns donations made to the presidential campaign of John Edwards through a site called ActBlue which directs funds to candidates. Out-of-date regulations – rules that the FEC is has proposed to keep – mean that donations made through ActBlue and similar sites wouldn’t count. Regardless of which candidate or party you like, we can all agree that if this rule stands, big money wins and regular people lose. We can think of no better way to tell the FEC that regular people should count in politics by submitting a letter with thousands of signatures from people like you. Click here to read and add your name to the letter.