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To protect democracy from dark-money influence, we need the Disclose Act
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To protect democracy from dark-money influence, we need the Disclose Act

Michael Sozan writes on the need to pass the long-stalled Disclose Act.

With free and fair elections under ongoing attack, the U.S. Senate must pass the long-stalled Disclose Act in the coming weeks — to shine a bright light on the secret, “dark money” that underlies our toxic political system. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he plans to bring this legislation to the Senate floor.

In less than six months, Americans will vote in the federal midterm elections. When they vote, they deserve to know which powerful special interests, corporations, billionaires or foreign entities are spending money to shape election outcomes. Secret political spending, including on political ads, weakens democracy and corrupts the process by which Congress enacts policies or confirms judicial nominees.

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Michael Sozan

Senior Fellow

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