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President Obama Underscores His Support for an Amendment to Overturn Citizens United
In an interview with Vox released today, President Obama expressed his support for constitutional remedies to our country’s worsening money in politics problem. The president said: I would love to see some constitutional process that would...
PFAW and Allies Advocate for Amendment to #GetMoneyOut in New Hampshire
PFAW activists joined with allies from Public Citizen, Open Democracy, and others last Thursday at public hearings on New Hampshire House and Senate bills calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn decisions like Citizens United. About 50...
Democracy For All Amendment to #GetMoneyOut Becomes Bipartisan Bill
On Monday the push for the Democracy For All Amendment, a proposed constitutional amendment that would overturn decisions like Citizens United v. FEC and allow legislators to put reasonable limits on money in elections, became a bipartisan effort in...
Democracy Reform Package Reintroduced in the 114th Congress on Citizens United 5th Anniversary
On Wednesday (1/21), at a press event on Capitol Hill, Congressional leaders focused on solutions to the money in politics problem by announcing the reintroduction of a host of pro-democracy bills in the 114th Congress, including small donor...
Reform Groups Commend Congressional Leaders on Reintroduction of Money in Politics Legislation
The undersigned organizations commend today’s reintroduction by key Congressional sponsors of the “Defending Democracy” legislative package, a suite of proposed solutions to the problem of big money domination of our elections (...
On Eve of Fifth Anniversary of Citizens United, Advocates Reach 5 Million Signatures Calling to Overturn Decision
On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC, reform groups announced today that they have now collected five million petition signatures in support of a constitutional amendment to overturn...
PFAW Edit Memo: The Growing Movement to Defend Democracy Five Years After Citizens United
To: Interested Parties From: Marge Baker, Executive Vice President, People For the American Way Date: January 20, 2015 Re: The Growing Movement to Defend Democracy Five Years After Citizens United Five years ago this week, the Supreme Court...
#DemandDemocracy Video Blog: Big Money in Politics Affects Climate Change
Our new video series explores how big money in politics undermines critical issues like gender equality, economic justice, and the environment.
#DemandDemocracy Video Blog: Why Money in Politics is a Women’s Equality Issue
Our new video series explores how big money in politics undermines critical issues like gender equality, economic justice, and the environment.
Wall Street Giveaway in Spending Bill is Big Money Political Influence at its Worst
It’s hard to know where to begin when running down the list of harmful special interest giveaways in the omnibus spending bill narrowly passed by the House yesterday. Earlier this week, we wrote about a rider in the bill that would allow the...
New Report Highlights the Racial Inequities of Big Money in Politics
The infusion of big money into our democracy is helping to perpetuate racial inequalities, according to a report released yesterday by Demos. As we have seen in recent election cycles, the most aggressive and influential political donors are...
Proposed Spending Bill Would Let Wealthy Political Donors Give Even More
Just what our country needs after the most expensive midterms in history: a bill that lets big political donors spend even more money. The government spending bill released by the House last night includes a rider that would drastically increase the...
Soon-To-Be Senate Majority Leader McConnell Tests the Waters on Further Gutting Campaign Finance Laws
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who is poised to become the new Senate Majority Leader when Republicans take over the Senate in January, is well known for his opposition to limits on big money in politics – whether through his unabashed support...
Small Businesses Support ‘Major Changes’ to Campaign Finance Laws
Small business owners are in favor of reforming our current campaign finance system, according to a new opinion poll from the Small Business Majority. In a nationwide survey last month, 77 percent of small business employers said that “big...
Citizens United President Claims Decision “Leveled the Playing Field”
Today Right Wing Watch reported on Citizens United president David Bossie bragging that the Supreme Court decision bearing the organization’s name “leveled the playing field, and we’re very proud of the impact that had in last...
In Kentucky McConnell Campaign Benefits Big From Dark Money
With the Kentucky Senate race a major point of focus in the upcoming midterms, and potentially determining control of the Senate, the issue of big money in politics has been repeatedly raised in debates and interviews by Sen. Mitch McConnell’s...
Florida GOP Politicians Get Big Bucks from Fossil Fuel Interests, Dodge Climate Change Questions
This weekend Common Cause Florida Chairman Peter Butzin published an op-ed calling out Florida Republicans such as Gov. Rick Scott, Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush for repeatedly ducking questions on climate change while taking big money...
Money in Politics Debated in Midterm Elections
In Congressional races across the country, the issue of big money in elections is making its way into campaign speeches, debates and media coverage. Hundreds of millions have already been spent by anonymous sources through shadowy “dark money...
Even Michele Bachmann Is Fed Up With The ‘Bizarre And Absurd’ Level Of Money In Politics
We know from polls that Americans on the left, right and everywhere in between are fed up with the destructive role of big money in politics and are ready for a solution to the unchecked flood of spending that has been released by a recent string of...
Fairer Elections Through Public Financing: Montgomery County, Maryland, Leads the Way
It’s no secret that our country’s elections have been taken over by out-of-control spending, and this year’s rapidly approaching midterms are no exception. Maybe that’s why it’s so refreshing to read about some recent...
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