The bill would prohibit federal agencies from using taxpayer funds to implement or enter into agreements with partisan organizations that conduct voter mobilization activities.
September 13, 2022
The Honorable Ted Budd
13th Congressional District of North Carolina
103 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Dear Congressman Budd,
On behalf of the 2.3 million members of AMAC – the Association of Mature American Citizens, including over 6,200 residing in NC-13, I write to offer our support for H.R. 8461, the Promoting Free and Fair Elections Act.
This bill substantially counters sections 3 & 4 of President Biden’s Executive Order 14019. The order constitutes an effort to influence our electoral process by the Biden Administration to employ “approved” third party non-governmental organizations with the power to influence voting choices by exploiting Americans whose hard-earned tax dollars would be used to pay for the effort. The very lack of definition for an “approved” organization, or who is charged with the “approval” of one, strongly calls into question the bias the administration intends to apply.
This Executive Order, left unchecked, will lead to undue and inappropriate influence on our election process resulting in the installation of candidates who do not represent the will of the people. In addition, the consequence of that misrepresentation would reverberate throughout any legislation or leadership these candidates may impose.
To prevent agencies from circumventing this bill, Section 3 includes a specific provision that would lead to accountability for agency heads in the form of a report to Congress regarding how the Executive Order was implemented; in this case highlighting efforts to avoid the law.
AMAC thanks you, Representative Budd, for your leadership to protect election integrity and ensure the accurate representation of the will of the people in our government. As an organization representing members who hold sacred their precious right to vote, AMAC is pleased to offer our full support for H.R. 8461, the Promoting Free and Fair Elections Act.