Kaptur Statement on Supreme Court Action Involving Campaign Finance
Toledo, Ohio - Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Dean of the Ohio Delegation and the longest-serving woman in the U.S. House of Representatives, released the following statement after news that the Supreme Court today denied an application for a stay of a lower court ruling in a case involving Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies, which has been fighting a 2012 lawsuit that demanded that it disclose its donors.
"Finally, a victory for the people," said Kaptur. "At least with this action, voters will know which billionaire paid for the smear ad they see on television leading up to Election Day. This is a first step toward real transparency. And, it’s one step forward on the path toward restoring the American peoples’ control over our democracy.
"We must continue the fight to get money out of our elections; that’s why I introduced the REFUSE Act, which works to block foreign spending on U.S. elections. With less than two months until we cast our votes in an election that has the potential to change the course of our nation’s history, this Supreme Court action is truly a victory," Kaptur concluded.