“Ethics Reform” via Big Brother- Missouri

Posted: March 17, 2016 in Education

Campaign for Liberty

We just received word that dangerous so-called “ethics reform” bills have been introduced and are now sitting in committees in the Senate and the House (S.B. 570 and H.B. 2062). These bills can be considered at any time.

Don’t let them go any further!

It is URGENT that you call your state senator and state representative TODAY and demand they vote against any bill that includes donor disclosure or regulates political speech in any way.

Click here to find your state senator and state representative.

Bills like these are designed to crush the grassroots by removing an individual’s right to speak anonymously by forcing organizations to release your name and address to a government monitoring agency.

In other words, politicians would have an “enemies list” to go after if you try to speak up about their voting records or engage with fellow citizens to advocate for a cause.

If passed, these laws would secure the power of the political class by ensuring the voters cannot learn of a politician’s voting record on liberty issues.

Your private information would then be available on government websites for all to see!

The law is designed to undermine the kind of work you and I have done exposing corruption and conflicts of interest and holding legislators accountable.

So-called “ethics reform” laws have already silenced grassroots activists in Montana, and several other states are considering such bills attacking our First Amendment rights to free speech at this moment!

Unfortunately, many of these bills are supported and written by so-called “conservatives.”

Please call your state senator and state representative and demand they vote against any bill that includes donor disclosure or regulates political speech in any way.

Click here to find your state senator and state representative.

Our right to free speech is especially important around election time.

Numerous court decisions over the last century have confirmed and reconfirmed that our political speech is protected from regulation.

In fact, any casual student of history knows the very purpose of the First Amendment is to protect POLITICAL speech that criticizes and exposes politicians.

Politicians have no right to protection from criticism.

Yet, that’s what these so-called “ethics” bills are attempting to do.

And that’s what we must stop!

Until the gavel falls and the legislative session is closed, we must be vigilant in making sure lawmakers don’t succumb to the pressure.

Call your state senator and state representative today and ask them to vote against any bill that includes donor disclosure or regulates political speech in any way.

Click here to find your state senator and state representative.

In Liberty,

Deb Wells
National Director of State Operations
Recruit, Equip, Train, Mobilize

P.S. We just received word that dangerous so-called “ethics reform” bills have been introduced and are now sitting in committees in the Senate (S.B. 570) and the House (H.B. 2062). These bills can be considered at any time. Bills like these are designed to crush the grassroots by removing an individual’s right to speak anonymously by forcing organizations to release your name and address to a government monitoring agency.

It is URGENT that you call your state senator and state representative TODAY and demand they vote against any bill that includes donor disclosure or regulates political speech in any way.

Click here to find your state senator and state representative.

P.P.S. I know for some of you, a major contribution of $100 or even $500 is within reach, and I hope if you are that person, you will make that significant contribution to this fight. I also know that for others reading this message, a contribution of $10 or even $20 is a genuine sacrifice. Be assured that every contribution will be treated as the sacred trust that it is and will be used to achieve our shared ends, so please be as generous as you can.

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