YEO Policy Books 2013 Policy Reader - Page 21

Expanding Democracy Model Deceptive Practices Statute Policy Reader Target Level of Office: State Summary: This bill addresses the issue of deceptive voter practices, making it unlawful for any person to attempt to defraud voters through misinformation, and creates the crime of voter suppression. Link to More Information: http://www.YEONetwork.org/2013policy?i=145 2013 Citizens United Amendment Resolution Target Level of Office: State and Local Summary: Missoula, as well nearly 500 cities and 15 states, have passed resolutions and ballot initiatives to support amending the United States Constitution to overturn Citizens United and related cases. Link to More Information: http://www.YEONetwork.org/2013policy?i=146 Campaign Finance Reform Target Level of Office: State Summary: This public financing grant bill in Connecticut rewards participating candidates with set amounts of campaign money for primary races and subsequent sums for general elections. Candidates must qualify for the grants by receiving a set amount of $5 - $100 donations. Link to More Information: http://www.YEONetwork.org/2013policy?i=147 Donor Disclosure Target Level of Office: State and Local Summary: This legislation in Delaware closes the “social welfare organization” and “trade association” loophole by requiring third party spenders that are engaged in independent expenditures as well as electioneering communications to file disclosure reports. Link to More Information: http://www.YEONetwork.org/2013policy?i=148 19