This strategy is a blueprint for competitiveness that will unleash the economy and manufacturing’s outsized multiplier effect. Importantly, manufacturers’ aspirations—the four goals laid out in the pages that follow—are ones that all Americans who want to maintain our country’s economic advantage can rally around.
DISCLOSE Act Threatens to Limit Manufacturers’ Free Speech
Congress Should Protect Advocacy Organizations’ First Amendment Rights
07/16/12 - National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President for Infrastructure, Legal, and Regulatory Policy Rosario Palmieri issued this statement today after the NAM announced it would key vote the Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections (DISCLOSE) Act (S. 3369):
“The DISCLOSE Act is a troubling step toward hindering advocacy organizations by forcing certain groups to disclose donor lists. By selecting targeted groups, but not all, the DISCLOSE Act will not be a tool of transparency but would instead have a chilling effect on political speech.
The Supreme Court has repeatedly upheld voluntary associations’ free speech rights and has made it clear that government’s efforts to stifle their voice in the public debate violate the First Amendment. Manufacturers, the leaders of our economic recovery, have the right to speak up about the policies that will affect their ability to grow their businesses and create jobs.”
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