THIS IS A NATIONAL EMERGENCY_

PREVENT FOREIGN INTERFERENCE IN OUR ELECTIONS_

 
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STAND UP FOR AMERICA

Russia, China, and Iran continue to interfere in our elections. It’s time for Congress to tell foreign actors:

Don’t Mess With US.


Bipartisan legislation to protect our elections

The Honest Ads Act

Stop online disinformation campaigns. Enemies of democracy continue to target Americans with propaganda by abusing the largest online platforms like Facebook, Google, and Twitter. The Honest Ads Act would ensure everyone knows if foreign actors buy political advertisements on the internet.

The Secure Elections Act

Strengthen election security and protect the vote. Our elections infrastructure is vulnerable and has been compromised in the past. The Secure Elections Act will safeguard our political system while reaffirming states’ role in administering elections.

The DETER Act

Prevent future attacks on our political system. Peace through strength. The DETER Act imposes crippling sanctions against countries that interfere in our elections.

The Foreign Agents Disclosure and Registration Enhancement Act

Close foreign lobbying loopholes. Our lobbying laws are out of date and allow those working on behalf of foreign governments and businesses to evade oversight. Updating the Foreign Agents Disclosure and Registration Act will help Americans know which foreign countries are trying to influence their government.

The Shell Company Abuse Act

Keep foreign money out of our elections. Foreign actors could already be funneling money into our political system — and we would never know.  The Shell Company Abuse Act would ensure Russia, China, Iran, and others could not hide behind our tax laws while they subvert our elections.

Learn more about how these bills would prevent foreign disruption in our political system.

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Congressional leaders and experts on the need to defend our elections_

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SEN. JAMES LANKFORD (R-OK)

"Every single NATO country has had election interference from the Russians. Every single one. If we ignore that, it's to our peril."

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SEN. MARK WARNER (D-VA)

"We must take steps to protect our democracy by passing legislation that enhances election security, increases social media transparency, and requires campaign officials to report any contact with foreign nationals attempting to coordinate with a campaign."

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SEN. CHUCK GRASSLEY (R-IA)

“Effective federal, state and local election infrastructure must be in place to detect, deter, prevent, investigate and punish foreign adversaries for seeking to peddle influence in U.S. elections.”

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SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR (D-MN)

"We must do everything in our power to protect our democracy from future attacks, and ensure those on the front-lines of administering elections are equipped with the tools and resources necessary to keep them safe."

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SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM (R-SC)

“Foreign interference in U.S. elections – whether Russia in the 2016 presidential election or another rogue actor in the future – poses a direct threat to our democracy.”

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REP. DEREK KILMER (D-WA)

"The Justice Department's indictment shows the urgent need to protect the nation's elections by passing the Honest Ads Act and shining a light on the murky world of political advertising."

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SEN. MARCO RUBIO (R-FL)

“I urge Congress to come together and decisively protect our elections and the American people for years to come against foreign adversaries that are determined to tear us down and divide us in order to build themselves up.”

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REP. ELISE STEFANIK (R-NY)

“One of my top priorities in Congress is advocating for the transparency and security of our elections... The Honest Ads Act will prevent foreign actors from influencing our elections.”

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SEN. ANGUS KING (I-ME)

"The important thing for the American people to understand is that what happened in our election in November was not a one-off. This is a pattern."

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SEN. DIANNE FEINSTEIN (D-CA)

"These ongoing attacks against our democratic institutions can't be allowed to continue."

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

"As a private company, we don't have the tools to make the Russian government stop. We can defend as best as we can, but our government is the one that has the tools to apply pressure to Russia, not us."

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Microsoft President Brad Smith

“We can only keep our democratic societies secure if candidates can run campaigns and voters can go to the polls untainted by foreign cyberattacks.”

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

“We must continue to work together with our elected officials, government partners, industry peers, outside experts, and other stakeholders so that the American people and the global community can understand the full context in which these threats arise.”

headshot credits: Blunt, Graham, Grassley, Rubio, Grassley by Gage Skidmore, cc by-sa 2.0; Kilmer by Ronald Woan, cc by-nc 2.0; King by ALA Washington Office, cc by-nc 2.0; Klobuchar and Stefanik by Fortune Conferences, cc by-nc-nd 2.0; Lankford by Naval Surface Warriors, cc by-sa 2.0; Feinstein by SACOG, cc by-nc 2.0'; Warner by Mark Warner, cc by-2.0, cropped; ZUckerberg and Dorsey by JD Lasica, cc by-2.0; smith by web summit, cc by-2.0. All via flickr.