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Grassroots Organizing to Make Money in Politics a Key Issue in 2016
From a mailman flying a gyrocopter to the Capitol to protest big money in politics, to Hillary Clinton making the issue a centerpiece of her campaign, to Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Lindsey Graham being asked about their stances on campaign finance...
Clinton’s Focus on Fighting Money in Politics Mirrors Americans’ Commitment to the Issue
With the movement to take back our democracy from wealthy special interests growing by the day, some of the country’s top political leaders are taking note and bringing the issue of money in politics front and center for 2016. Yesterday...
Hillary Clinton To Make Money in Politics a Focus of Her Campaign
WASHINGTON – According to media reports, today presidential candidate Hillary Clinton expressed support for a constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics, with campaign finance reform set to be one of the four pillars of her...
Lindsey Graham Says We Need an Amendment to Fix Money in Politics
At an event with a local television station in New Hampshire this weekend, Sen. Lindsey Graham was asked a question about what he would do to fight big money in politics. In his response, Graham pointed to the need for a constitutional amendment to...
New Report Examines Supreme Court’s “Citizens United Era”
A new report released today by People For the American Way Foundation explores the extreme pro-corporate jurisprudence of the Supreme Court in recent years, identifying parallels to the Court’s infamous Lochner era a century ago. “The...
Warren Buffett: Citizens United Pushes U.S. Toward a Plutocracy
In a wide-ranging interview with CNN’s Poppy Harlow released this week, Warren Buffett had some strong words about Supreme Court decisions like Citizens United that have handed increasing political power to the super-rich. Responding to a...
State Money In Politics Reform Victories Show Growing Strength of Movement
While likely presidential candidates chase billionaires they hope will bankroll their campaigns, activists in states across the country are ramping up a very different kind of campaign: grassroots organizing to restore some common sense to the rules...
PFAW Commends NH Senate for Passing Bill Supporting an Amendment to Get Big Money Out of Politics
Today the New Hampshire Senate unanimously passed a bill (S.B. 136) in support of a constitutional amendment to overturn decisions like Citizens United v. FEC. The bill also calls for a committee to study the proposed amendments currently being...
Shining a Light on Corporate 'Dark Money'
This op-ed was originally published at OtherWords.com. If 2014 was the “Year of Dark Money” in elections, then 2016 is likely to be the “Year of Way, Way More Dark Money” — that is, unless something big changes soon....
Payday Loan Interests Funneled Dark Money into Fight Against Oversight
On Tuesday the Huffington Post’s Paul Blumenthal revealed that in 2012, the Online Consumers Network, an “arm of the online payday loan empire industry,” gave $200,000 to two dark money groups connected to top House Republicans...
Eleven NH Towns Pass Resolutions Calling for Amendment to Get Big Money Out of Elections
Last week, 11 new towns in New Hampshire passed resolutions calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn cases like Citizens United v. FEC. The resolutions direct state and federal legislators to guarantee that Congress and states can once...
Following the Money in Wisconsin and Beyond
On Monday, Wisconsin became the 25th so-called “right to work” state when Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill into law that undermines workers’ rights and is likely to reduce wages in the state. This divisive bill, which would have...
Jeb Bush's version of #GetMoneyOut more like #SaveItForLater
In telling his super-rich donors to hold off – for now – on seven-figure contributions, Jeb Bush shows just how outsized an influence money holds over our democracy. They are ready to give that and far more, and they will, but everyday Americans could work a whole lifetime and never come close to that kind of political spending.
PFAW and 50+ Allies Ask Obama to Require Government Contractors to Disclose Political Spending
Yesterday People For the American way joined more than fifty other organizations in sending a letter to President Obama asking him to issue an executive order requiring government contractors to disclose all of their political spending. Right now...
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...
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