The Virginia Legislature is
considering a bill (HB 359) that would require campaigns to attribute
contributions made to them via political action committees to the
individual donor rather than the PAC.
The bill is primarily geared to two PACs, ActBlue and Red Storm. ActBlue has long supported efforts to increase transparency in politics
and is pleased to endorse HB359.
Earlier today Executive Director Jonathan Zucker told reporters:
We’re very excited about this
at ActBlue. This is how
things work at the federal level and in several other states, but
Virginia’s legal structures haven’t permitted this kind of reporting
until now. We’re thrilled to see Virginia moving in this direction. We
thrive on transparency, and we know that politics does, too.