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President Trump & Senator McConnell

The Vice Chairman of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) is set to resign later this month. This will prevent the commission -- which is in charge of making sure our elections are fair and candidates play by the rules -- from taking virtually ANY action.

We can’t let Big Money and law-breaking politicians dominate our elections. We need a fully-functioning FEC, with commissioners committed to enforcing this nation’s campaign finance laws.

Signed,

Common Cause

How this will help

If we don't act now, our elections will be at risk -- as candidates, parties, and other political players exploit campaign finance laws, knowing that there will likely be no consequences for doing so.

If we don't act now, our elections will be at risk -- as candidates, parties, and other political players exploit campaign finance laws, knowing that there will likely be no consequences for doing so.

That's because the Vice Chairman of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) is resigning this month, leaving only three commissioners on duty. And by law, the FEC needs at least four commissioners to hold meetings, litigate, or take other official regulatory action.

So as we approach 2020 -- and one of the most consequential elections in our lifetime -- the commission in charge of making sure our elections are fair and candidates play by the rules will be virtually incapacitated. 

The President must immediately appoint (and the Senate must approve) new FEC commissioners who'll FULLY uphold our campaign finance laws -- not appointees who will turn a blind eye to big money in politics. 

AND, the Senate should pass and President Trump should sign the For the People Act (S. 949), which would change the rules and let the FEC function with just a majority of sitting commissioners -- so this never happens again.

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