Families USA endorses 72 Online rule

Families USA endorsed the following statement in March 2006:

“We support the 72 Online rule to require generally that legislation and conference reports be posted on the Internet for 72 hours before floor consideration in Congress.”

Note: Endorsers of the 72 Online concept do not necessarily support or oppose any legislation, nor agree with the views of ReadtheBill.org or other endorsers on specific legislation or other matters.

Ron Pollack, Executive Director of Families USA (right), joins Rep. Brian Baird (D-WA) and Rafael DeGennaro, Founder & President of ReadtheBill.org (left) at the Capitol on March 15, 2006. Also speaking was Emily Skeketoff, Executive Director of the American Library Association’s Washington Office. Full size version

What they say

“The 72 Online concept would restore the public’s opportunity to review the legislation and to express their concerns to Congress before the vote. It would also make it difficult for members of Congress to hide behind the excuse of not being aware of the contents of a bill before voting on it.”

Ron Pollack, Executive Director & Vice President, Families USA