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December 3, 2014

Should the FEC know your beliefs?

Two years ago, you supported a legal brief defending YOUR freedom of the press against so-called “campaign finance reform” censorship.

 

You won in the Appeals Court, BUT…

 

Technical questions sent the case back to the District Court, which last week issued a disastrous ruling against your privacy.

 

That's why I’m asking Congress to repeal ALL campaign finance laws using DownsizeDC.org's campaign.

 

Please do the same. You may borrow from or copy this letter…

 

It was bad enough that campaign finance laws protect incumbents from meaningful competition but NOW…

 

The Federal Elections Commission must ALSO regulate NON-campaign speech!

 

Previously, the FEC exempted activist groups from disclosure requirements if their ads only promoted causes, NOT candidates.

 

But last week’s Van Hollen v. the FEC decision struck that rule down, meaning activist groups I support must now report my donations to federal bureaucrats.   

 

Why is The State entitled to know how I spend my money?

 

What if my support for an unpopular group or minority opinion raises suspicion from law enforcement?

 

What if public knowledge of my donation to an unpopular cause leads to social or career ostracism?

 

And…

 

If my ballot is secret, why can’t my donations be secret?

 

Your campaign finance laws DO NOT reduce corruption. They DO NOT reduce special interest influence.

 

All they do is attack MY RIGHT (http://bit.ly/1tojdYn) to follow my conscience.

 

And I DO NOT CONSENT!

 

Restore freedom. REPEAL these insane campaign finance laws!

 

–END OF LETTER–

 

Send your letter using DownsizeDC.org's Educate the Powerful System.

 

DownsizeDC.org was born out of an organization called RealCampaignReform.org. We fought the passage of the McCain-Feingold law. We took a case, challenging that law, all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. And it was the result of that decision, that inspired us to launch Downsize DC.

 

Since then, on seven different occasions, Downsize DC has told Federal Appeals Courts or the U.S. Supreme Court, that YOU have a First Amendment, FREE PRESS right to be free of their incumbent-protecting restrictions.

 

We've championed this cause like no other group. And we've made a lot of progress, with tangible results.

 

We're here for you. So, if you haven't yet contributed in 2014, please invest your support right now. That way, we can help you fight this and other important battles. We accept cash and checks by mail, and Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, PayPal, and Bitcoins online.

 

Thank you for being a DC Downsizer,

 

Jim Babka

President

DownsizeDC.org, Inc.

 

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