January 12, 2012 •
Campaign Reform Advocates Petition the Obama Administration
The Campaign Legal Center, Democracy 21, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, the League of Women Voters for the U.S., and other groups are petitioning the White House in order to get President Obama to make new appointments to the Federal Election Commission, which they deem ineffective because of political division. The terms for five of the six commissioners have expired.
The groups plan to do this via the administration’s “We the People” online petitioning tool, for which they will need 25, 000 signatures for their petition will be officially considered.
Here is the coverage this afternoon of the breaking news issue:
“Watchdogs push Obama to make FEC appointments before election” by Alicia Cohn in The Hill.
“Advocates Again Press Obama to Name FEC Appointees” by Eliza Newlin Carney.
“Watchdogs to Obama: Fix the FEC” by Susan Crabtree in the Washington Times.
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