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Here are three deceptive claims coming from the supporters of the "More Big-Money" bill (SB 622) in the #WV Legislature. wvlegislature.gov/News_release/p…
#1 - We need to "reconcile West Virginia's contribution limits with the federal contribution limits"
MISLEADING: There is no need to "reconcile" the amounts of money given to state legislative candidates with those running for office for the Congress of the whole country. No one supports the big-money swamp in Washington & no one wants to bring it to #WV. #FightBigMoney
#2 - "Independent expenditures are not subject to the same limits or disclosure requirements as direct contributions, because of First Amendment protections."
FALSE: According to the National Conference for state legislatures. ncsl.org/research/elect…
#3 - SB 622 "empowers our state’s candidates, parties, and individual donors, while lessening the influence of super PACs and outside groups" & "help curb the impact of out-of-control spending by those who may not have the best interests of West Virginians at heart."
HALF-TRUE: SB 622 does nothing to lessen the influence of or bring #Transparency to the #DarkMoney spent by super PACs and outside groups. It will provide #WV candidates & political parties with more $$$ & empower the wealthiest few who can afford to give $2,800 to a candidate.
Every elected official in #WVLegis should support the Pro-Democracy, Anti-Corruption Platform that will end these practices and more. Sign up to support the platform today! #FightBigMoney #WVProDemocracy #ForThePeople wvoter-owned.org
.@WVGovernor should veto SB 622 & support a strong transparency bill that brings real disclosure to dark money spending in our elections, without any special-interest favors. #FightBigMoney
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