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UPDATE

Senator Tester just introduced an amendment to the STOCK Act requiring Senate candidates to report campaign contributions electronically, just like all other federal candidates already do. In an age where secret campaign cash is king, this common-sense measure is all the more essential to shed light on the financiers of federal campaigns and save taxpayer money.

We're excited that there's progress on this issue! In the meantime, you can read the STOCK Act. We'll have more information soon.

Tell the Senate: Use the Net!

Why would the Senate not take action to save money, increase transparency, inform voters, prevent errors in public information and cut down on waste? Maybe they just don’t know how to use the Internet...

To ensure transparency in our elections, we need to know how campaigns are funded. The best way for campaigns to file the required forms is electronically. In fact, candidates for the House of Representatives and the Presidency have been required to “e-file” for years. The Senate is the only group left that hasn’t figured out how to use the Internet.

Want to see if your senators have learned how to get on the ‘net? Check out the list below to see if your senators have started e-filing -- and then give them a call to ask them to electronically-file. Make sure to let us know how it went -- together, we can create greater transparency by getting the Senate on the Internet.

Take action now: Call your senators and ask them to get on the Internet.

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Want to see if your senators have learned how to get on the ‘net? Check out the list to see if your senators have started e-filing -- and then give them a call to ask them to electronically-file. Make sure to let us know how it went -- together, we can create greater transparency by getting the Senate on the Internet.

If your senators are voluntarily e-filing, make sure to let them know you appreciate their effort to create greater transparency and increase government efficiency.

If your senators are not voluntarily e-filing, give them a call and ask them if they need some help figuring out how to use this new-fangled thingamajig called the Internet -- and then ask if they’ll commit to e-filing.

Want to know more about Senate electronic filing? Check out this page for more coverage.

The following organizations support Use the Net
  • The Campaign Finance Institute
  • The Campaign Legal Center
  • Common Cause
  • Center for Responsive Politics
  • Fix Congress First!
  • Judicial Watch
  • MapLight
  • OMB Watch
  • OpenTheGovernment.org
  • Public Campaign
  • Public Citizen
  • U.S. PIRG
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