CLC Testimony in Support of L.D. 479


On March 15, 2021, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) submitted this statement to the Maine legislature in support of L.D. 479, a bill to ban foreign campaign contributions and expenditures in Maine elections. The bill would address significant loopholes in campaign finance law and safeguard the right of Maine citizens to democratic self-governance by establishing a comprehensive law that would, among other things, protect Maine's state and local ballot measure campaigns from foreign spending and prohibit foreign corporations from influencing Maine elections.