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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...
Justice Ginsburg Would Overturn Citizens United
In a recent interview with the New Republic, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg reiterated her belief that Citizens United v. FEC was the worst ruling to be handed down from the Roberts court: “If there was one decision I would overrule...
Atlanta in Support of Constitutional Amendment to #GetMoneyOut
On Monday city council members in Atlanta overwhelmingly passed a resolution (12-2) in support of the Democracy for All amendment, joining the list of more than 550 towns and cities across the country that have called on Congress to address our...
Edit Memo: Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Decisions Like Citizens United Debated in U.S. Senate, 55 Senators in Support
To: Interested Parties From: Marge Baker, Executive Vice President, People For the American Way Date: September 16, 2014 Subject: Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Decisions Like Citizens United Debated in U.S. Senate, 55 Senators in Support...
Final day of Senate debate to #GetMoneyOut
The opposition lobbed a few final blows, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Senators David Vitter of Louisiana and Mike Lee of Utah, repeating the same specious arguments made all week, but Democracy for All supporters stood firm.
Across the Country Activists Support Amendment to #GetMoneyOut
  While billionaires and corporations have been busy buying airtime to influence midterm elections, average Americans have been active in letting politicians know that they are sick and tired of big money in politics. As the Democracy for All...
Majority Senate Vote for Amendment to Get Big Money Out of Politics is Historic Milestone for Democracy
WASHINGON — Today a majority of the Senate voted in support of the Democracy for All Amendment, a proposed constitutional amendment that would overturn decisions like Citizens United and allow Congress and the states to set reasonable limits...
Third day of Senate debate to #GetMoneyOut
While America's foreign policy challenges and other critical issues dominated the Senate floor on Wednesday, debate on the Democracy for All amendment continued for a third day. Those opposed to getting money out of politics are even sounding like they're on our side. They ignore the fact that their points are very much among those that inspired Democracy for All in the first place.
Second day of Senate debate to #GetMoneyOut
When Senators returned to the floor on Tuesday for the second day of debate on the Democracy for All amendment, supporters continued to build a strong case for getting money out of politics, while the opposition ramped up its hyperbole.
No, Ted Cruz, The #GetMoneyOut Amendment Wouldn’t Censor SNL
Sen. Ted Cruz has been known to make some pretty outlandish comments about the Democracy for All Amendment, a proposed constitutional amendment being debated in the Senate which would overturn decisions like Citizens United, but his latest may take...
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