Presentation on campaign reform set at Perry Memorial

Jan. 18, 2013 @ 11:40 PM

 

 

Today, Perry Memorial Library will host a presentation concerning the Represent.Us campaign and its efforts to introduce the American Anti-Corruption Act to Congress. It will take place in the Farm Bureau Room from 1-3 p.m.

Instead of introducing this legislation to Congress (as it has been done in the past), it was presented to the American people on Nov. 12 of last year. The purpose of the act is to overhaul campaign finance, curb the influence of lobbyists and reform disclosure laws.

The campaign plans to build support for the bill by enlisting 1 million “Citizen Co-sponsors” this year, then bringing it before the legislature at the end of the year or early next year. The group will act to unseat those members (from either party) who fail to support the act.

The library is allowing this presentation to take place for the sole purpose of informing the public, not to endorse the campaign.

For more information on the campaign or the legislation, search represent.us or anticorruptionact.org.