Tell state senators: I care about election transparency

LB8 requires basic disclosure of groups that put money toward electioneering communication in the 30 days before an election.

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At a March 4 hearing of the Government, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee on LB8 – a proposal to require basic disclosure of organizations that spend on electioneering communications – a question was raised by a committee member: Does anyone care?

We do. And as fellow advocates for free, fair, and transparent elections in Nebraska, you undoubtedly care, too. That’s why we’re asking you today to contact committee senators in support of LB8.

ABOUT LB8

This measure addresses the rapid changes in modern political communication and builds confidence in our elections. Introduced by Sen. Carol Blood of Bellevue, LB8 requires basic disclosure of groups that put money toward electioneering communication in the 30 days before an election. The bill does not compromise an organization’s ability to spend on elections. By requiring the group’s name next to a political expenditure, LB8 just makes it a little harder to do it secretly.

WHY WE NEED LB8

Our current campaign finance laws aren’t keeping up with communication methods in our fast-moving age. Nebraska is also hamstrung by a lack of definitions about political spending. Without a codified definition of electioneering communication, it’s nearly impossible for the law to keep pace with the impact of digital communication, especially social media. This bill is a nonpartisan path to establish that definition.

NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT!

Join us in telling members of the government committee that Nebraskans care about transparency in our elections, and that LB8 will build public confidence in our elections!

Committee members’ contact information is here.

Thanks, as always, for all that you do.

– Team Voting Rights

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