The NRA leadership, far removed and unaccountable to their members, is one of the strongest opponents of the Democratic party up and down the ticket.
The fact that they co-opt some Democratic officials just makes them that much more dangerous to our party's success.
As you probably know, the US House of Representatives is poised to take up the DISCLOSE Act later this week. The act would require special-interest groups to disclose their top donors if they choose to run TV ads or send out mass mailings in the final months of an election.
Now in a move that can only be called underhanded, Congressman Heath Shuler has brokered a deal in which the National Rifle Association(NRA) will cease its opposition to the DISCLOSE Act in exchange for getting itself - and only itself - exempted from campaign speech restrictions contained in the proposed legislation.
Put simply one of the largest and wealthiest lobbying groups will be exempt while smaller organizations will have no such protection. Regardless of your position about the legislation in general, NCGV thinks you will agree with us that this special carve-out is undemocratic and dangerous.
PLEASE ACT NOW:
Contact Representative Heath Shuler: Let Representative Shuler know he is in Washington to protect North Carolinians NOT the NRA. Shuler can be reached at (828) 252-1651 or (202) 225-6401, or by e-mail HERE: https://shulerforms.house.gov/contact/
Contact Speaker Pelosi: Please call Speaker Pelosi's office to register your opposition to the NRA exemption to the campaign finance disclosure bill (H.R. 5175) that is moving in the House. Call the office at (202) 225-4965 or email the Speaker's office at: AmericanVoices@mail.house.gov