Privacy Protection Act Criticized As Conduit For "Dark Money"

The Tennessee Lookout

Austin Graham, legal counsel for Campaign Legal Center's state and local reform program, terms it a "concerted effort" by state lawmakers to limit the ability of any state or local entity to require meaningful disclosures from those who support and fund nonprofit entities, which can be heavily involved in political campaigns. "These kinds of laws and this sort of bill we've seen in Tennessee attempt to really undercut the public's right to transparency and information about groups that are trying to get candidates elected, trying to get ballot measures passed, trying to influence legislation,” Graham said.

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