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United States Congress

I'm appalled that lawmakers would use the threat of a government shutdown to get their way -- or to deny voters our right to know who is spending money to influence elections.

As your constituent, I urge you to stand firm against this parliamentary trickery and pass a bill to fund our government without any ideological policy riders attached.

Signed,

Common Cause

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How this will help

Congress has just a few days left to pass a bill to fund our government -- but a handful of senators led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are holding up negotiations, all so they can keep...

Congress has just a few days left to pass a bill to fund our government -- but a handful of senators led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are holding up negotiations, all so they can keep corporate political spending in the dark.

Everyone has a right to know who is spending money on our elections -- but McConnell and his allies are threatening a government shutdown unless they can keep wealthy donors secret.

They want to insert a provision into a critical funding bill that will ban the Securities and Exchange Commission from writing rules that require corporations to disclose their political spending.

This bad provision (known as a "rider" in DC-speak) has to go -- and Congress needs to pass a bill to fund our government without any ideological policy riders attached. Contact your lawmakers today.

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