Chair Keith-Agaran, Vice-Chair Rhoads, Members of the Committee:
I am testifying as President of the League of Women Voters of Hawaii. Thank you
for this opportunity to speak on behalf of our members throughout Hawaii.
The League of Women Voters of Hawaii strongly supports the public’s access to
information on money spent by independent parties or committees intending to
influence voters’ choices among candidates for elective office. We are all aware of
the great increase in such expenditures following the Supreme Court’s Citizens
United decision in 2010.
We believe disclosure such as that included in Section 4 of HB 1756.will allow
members of the public, in particular voters, to learn the identities and funders of
independent campaign expenditures.
Thank you for the opportunity to testify.