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Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.

Tell Congress to Pass a Clean Budget!


It’s crunch time and we need your help. Congress is working to add poison pill riders that will turn churches into the new dark money super PACs.

As I write this, they’re working with President Trump to sneak items into the budget that would do this and more. 

We have to stop them. Will you make a call or send an email today?

Multiple ideological riders have been snuck into must-pass federal spending bills.

If passed they will tip the balance of our democracy in favor of wealthy special interests even further.
These poison pill riders include:
  • Blocking enforcement of the Johnson Amendment, which would allow tax- deductible dark money to flow through churches and charities into our politics, essentially unleashing Citizens United 2.0.
  • Stopping the Securities and Exchange Commission from requiring companies to disclose their political spending.
  • Stopping the IRS from creating clear definitions for nonprofit engagement in politics.
  • Prohibiting federal contractors from being required to disclose their political donations.
Today, Americans from across the country are calling Congress to say that we need a clean budget with none of these poison pill riders.

We don’t need more loopholes that make it easier for special interests to disrupt our democracy. Urge Congress to do the right thing.

Yours in the Fight,

Chris Carson

Chris Carson
President, LWVUS


League of Women Voters

1730 M Street NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20036