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Major Win for Democracy in New York
Last week New York became the 17th state to formally call for a constitutional amendment to overturn Supreme Court decisions such as Citizens United. This landmark achievement came as the result of a multiyear collaborative campaign involving...
PFAW and Allies Call on Platform Committees to Incorporate Money in Politics Reforms
As the Democratic and Republican platform drafting committees gear up in advance of the party conventions, PFAW joined other national democracy organizations this week in submitting letters calling for the committees to include a comprehensive...
PFAW Statement on President Obama’s “Better Politics” Remarks
President Obama is Right to Use His Bully Pulpit to Highlight Money in Politics Issues; Should Take Concrete Action By Issuing an Executive Order President Obama returned to Springfield, IL today, nine years after he announced his presidency, for a...
PFAW Statement on Jeb Bush’s Citizens United Remarks
Following reports today that GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush supports overturning Citizens United but wants to allow unlimited contributions to candidates, People For the American Way executive vice president Marge Baker released the following...
New Report Looks at Wins on Money in Politics Reform Since Citizens United
It’s no secret that the Supreme Court’s misguided Citizens United decision in 2010 opened the floodgates for an influx of money into our elections. But a new report released today by PFAW and six other organizations highlights what else...
PFAW and Allies Release Report on Money in Politics Reform Victories Since Citizens United
WASHINGTON – In a new report released today, “Our Voices, Our Democracy: Victories Since Citizens United and the Road Ahead Empowering Voters Over Wealthy Special Interests,” People For the American Way and six other national...
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch and Academy Award-Nominated Actress Kathleen Turner Gather to Name Winners of Democracy For All Video Challenge and Raise Awareness of Big Money in Politics
Americans Speak Up about Big Money in Politics as Part of Competition to Produce Public Service Videos WASHINGTON – Today the winners of the Democracy For All Video Challenge were announced at an event aimed at putting the issue of big money...
Washington State moves to #GetMoneyOut
We just won an important victory in our fight to create a democracy that is of, by and for the people.  Earlier this week, Initiative 735, calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn cases like Citizens United and get big money...
‘Democracy Awakening’ Comes to the Nation’s Capital in April
At Mass Convergence on Washington, D.C., People Will Demand That Policymakers Address Barriers to Voting, Curb the Influence of Wealthy in Elections WASHINGTON, D.C – Thousands of people will converge on Washington, D.C., this spring as part...
Media Advisory: Congressional Champions and Entertainment Stars Celebrate Artists and Activists Working to Get Big Money Out of Politics
Winning video selected among entries submitted by Americans during nationwide video competition to be announced and used for national campaign to support Democracy For All amendment WHAT: A panel of celebrity judges including Michael Moore, Norman...
On Citizens United Anniversary, PFAW Calls on President Obama to Issue Executive Order on Secret Money in Politics
PFAW: Everyone from Justice Scalia to Leader Pelosi Understands the Essential Role of Disclosure WASHINGTON – Today marks the sixth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC, which paved the way for unlimited...
Statement from Marge Baker on State of the Union Address
In his last State of the Union address tonight, President Obama said that we need "to reduce the influence of money in our politics, so that a handful of families or hidden interests can’t bankroll our elections.” In response,...
New Hampshire House Votes Down Bill on Amendment to Overturn Citizens United
PFAW New Hampshire Organizer: Elected Officials Failed to Carry Out the Will of the People Today, after initially voting in favor of the measure, the New Hampshire House ultimately voted against S.B. 136, a bill in support of a constitutional...
New Hampshire Activists Lead Money in Politics Demonstration Outside Democratic Debate
Local Activists Called on Candidates to Talk About How They Would Implement Plans to Fight Big Money and Corporate Influence in Politics Manchester, NH – On Saturday evening local activists demonstrated outside of the Democratic primary debate...
Charles Koch To Support Candidates Who Support His “Right” to Buy Elections
In an interview released last week with Susan Peters of KAKE-TV, the ABC affiliate in Wichita, Kansas, Charles Koch shared his top factor in supporting 2016 candidates: Koch said, “The number one thing I would look at in supporting anyone in...
Washington Comics Create Viral Video Featuring Ice Cream Icons Ben & Jerry to Raise Awareness About Big Money in Politics
Video Urges People to Take Action and Express Their Opinions about Reversing Decisions like Citizens United WASHINGTON – What does it take for a video to go viral? Comedians Lee Camp and Negin Farsad have created a viral video about viral...
Clean Elections Win in Connecticut Shows Power of Movement to Fight Big Money
Following an outcry from a range of local and national leaders, including PFAW president Michael Keegan, Connecticut legislators withdrew a plan yesterday that would have cut funding for the state’s clean elections law. Connecticut’s...
PFAW Statement on Sanders Plan to Fight Big Money in Politics
WASHINGTON – Sen. Bernie Sanders has released an agenda for addressing the influx of big money in our democracy. His plan outlines reform measures including a constitutional amendment to overturn decisions like Citizens United and Buckley v....
Young Elected Officials in Connecticut Push Back Against Proposed Attack on the State’s Clean Elections Law
PFAW Statement in Support of the Legislators Fighting to Protect Clean Elections This week the Connecticut state legislature proposed a budget that would suspend the state’s clean election law, widely viewed as a model for public financing. In...
Fed Up Americans Create Online Videos Calling to Overturn Citizens United and Get Big Money Out of Politics
Academy Award-Winning Filmmaker Michael Moore, Television Legend Norman Lear, and Academy Award-Nominated Actress Kathleen Turner Join Judging Panel to Award $50,000 to Best Submissions WASHINGTON – With the 2016 presidential election around...
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