The 2012 campaign season featured an array of often misleading -- and sometimes downright false -- television ads, often underwritten by shadowy SuperPACs or non-profit organizations, and so far Congress has done nothing to prevent the same thing from happening in the future.
We're not holding our breath for Congress to act, and luckily we don't have to. The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) can act immediately to enforce an existing statute that requires disclosure of the "true identity" of the sponsors of political advertisements. Join us in pushing the FCC to exercise its authority to ensure voters know who is trying to influence their votes. We can ask them to:
- Write new sponsorship identification rules so that voters know who is behind the torrent of dark money ads
- Publish political ad data on an easily accessible, online database