FEC: Comments Filed by CLC & Democracy 21 on Third-Party Appearances before the Commission to Discuss Advisory Opinions (Agenda Document No. 15-37-A)
Comments filed on behalf of the Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21 in regard to the Office of General Counsel’s (OGC) memorandum “Third-Party Appearances before the Commission to Discuss Advisory Opinions,” which is on the agenda for discussion at the Commission’s July 16 meeting. The memorandum outlines a proposed procedure for allowing public participation in the Commission’s consideration of advisory opinions (AO) at open meetings. With one important modification explained below, the Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21 support the proposed procedure and the Commission’s effort to increase public participation in Commission processes.