Our message is clear: we, Rhode Islanders, want to know where the money is coming from. In Rhode Island alone, $1.9 million was spent in the 2010 elections through independent expenditures. But who were the sources or figures aiming to shape our elections? With this bill, previously unregulated political expenditures must be fully disclosed, making clear whose interests are being promoted by these messages.
“Campaign finance disclosure is absolutely vital to the health of our representative democracy."
- Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed