Resolution - Fair Elections Now Act

Whereas, the Fair Elections Now Act (s.752 and H.R. 1826) were introduced in order to allow federal candidates to choose to run for office without relying on large contributions, big money bundlers, or
donations from lobbyists, and would be feed from the constant fund raising in order to focus on what people in their communities need; and
Whereas, candidates would raise a large number of small contributions from their communities in order to qualify for Fair Elections funding where contributions are limited to $100.00; and
Whereas, in order to qualify, a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives would have to collect $1,500 contributions from people in their state and raise a total of $50,000; and
Whereas, since states vary widely in population, a U.S. Senate candidate would have to raise a set amount of small contributions amounting to a total of 10% of the primary Fair Elections funding; and the number of
qualifying contributions is equal to 2,000 plus 500 times the number of congressional districts in their state;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the delegates to the 80th National LULAC Convention held in Puerto Rico support the Fair Elections Now Act.

Approved this 18th day of July 2009.
Rosa Rosales
LULAC National President