April 2017 draft only.

Prepared by the LWVUS staff in response to the request from the 2012 national Convention. This document reviews the amendments that had been offered to the 112th Congress (2011-2012.)

The resolution on Campaign Finance submitted by the Amherst League, in collaboration with Leagues in Concord-Carlisle, Sudbury and LWVMA, passed with great enthusiasm – almost unanimously - by the delegate body at the LWVUS National Convention, Washington, D.C.  June 11, 2012.

 The League's Position

Statement of Position on Campaign Finance, as Announced by National Board, January 1974 and Revised March 1982:

The League of Women Voters of the United States believes that the methods of financing political campaigns should ensure the public's right to know, combat corruption and undue influence, enable candidates to compete more equitably for public office and allow maximum citizen participation in the political process.