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National Candidates Share Their Views on Money in Politics in the 2014 Elections
Most Americans recognize money in politics to be a pressing issue, but no one understands it quite like the candidates running for office to try and change our campaign finance system. In a candidate forum yesterday at Netroots Nation​, moderator...
PFAW Applauds House Introduction of Amendment to Get Big Money out of Politics
WASHINGTON — Today a companion resolution to the Senate’s Joint Resolution 19, a proposed constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics, was introduced in the House of Representatives. The Democracy For All Amendment (HJ Res...
Barney Frank: This Year’s Midterm Elections Define Our Courts
In an op-ed printed in the Portland Press Herald this weekend, retired congressman Barney Frank offers a sharp critique of the far right Supreme Court under John Roberts. Explicitly noting the importance of the Court in defining law that affects all...
PFAW Applauds Senate Committee Vote on Amendment to Get Big Money Out of Politics
WASHINGTON – Today the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to support SJ Res. 19, a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow Congress and the states to regulate money in elections. It is expected to have a full Senate floor vote this...
Cleaning Up the Supreme Court's Democracy Mess
This post was originally published at the Huffington Post. One year ago this week, the Supreme Court's conservative majority struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act and took yet another step toward undermining our democracy. Since...
"Citizen Koch" Premieres Nationwide (And We Highly Recommend It!)
All around the country, the important film "Citizen Koch" is premiering in cities large and small. Find a screening near you! The movie tracks the effects of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling that lifted a century-long ban...
“I’m Afraid to Do What I Think Is Right”: Report Highlights Real-World Impact of Outside Political Spending
While we may be accustomed to seeing charts and tables about the impact of big money in politics, it’s far less common to hear about the real-world stories of its influence. Yesterday researchers from Ohio State University released a new...
Ted Cruz and the Myth of the Censored Grandma
In today’s Senate subcommittee markup on a proposed constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and get big money out of politics, Sen. Ted Cruz was ready with a long line of scary predictions as to what the proposed amendment would...
PFAW Statement on Upcoming “Historic” Senate Subcommittee Vote on Amendment to Get Big Money Out of Politics
WASHINGTON — Today the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights will mark up SJ Res 19, a proposed constitutional amendment to allow Congress and the states to regulate the raising and...
What Cantor’s Defeat Says About Money In Politics
As the news of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s surprising loss last night to Tea Party challenger David Brat sinks in, Brat’s anti-immigrant extremism is increasingly coming into the spotlight. Today Right Wing Watch wrote that Brat...
One Third of Americans Live in Cities or States Calling for Amendment to #GetMoneyOut
The movement to get big money out of politics has made remarkable progress.
Money in Politics Takes Top Billing on Congress.Gov
Congress.gov saw so many views of S.J. Res. 19 because Americans across the country are interested in creating an America that does not allow corporations to use their money to cozy up with politicians.
President Obama’s Support for Amendment to #GetMoneyOut Predates Public Announcement, According To New Book
Nearly two years ago, President Obama caused a splash by expressing support for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United during a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session. Asked during the online forum what he was going to do to...
Udall Constitutional Amendment to Restore Our Democracy: PFAW Member Telebriefing
The day after Sen. Tom Udall’s proposed constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics was considered at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Sen. Udall joined People For the American Way activists, supporters, and staff members on...
PFAW and Allies Deliver to Senate Hearing Two Million Petitions for an Amendment to #GetMoneyOut
Before yesterday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on a proposed campaign finance constitutional amendment had even begun, advocates from People For the American Way and partner organizations had already delivered a powerful message from...
For Money in Politics Senate Hearing, PFAW and Allies Deliver Two Million Petitions Calling for Constitutional Amendment
WASHINGTON – Today the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on a proposed constitutional amendment to restore the ability of Congress and the states to regulate the raising and spending of money in elections, an ability that was...
People For the American Way's Marge Baker Stands With Congressional Leaders To Call For Amending the Constitution To Overturn Citizens United
This Tuesday at a press conference in the US Capitol hosted by Brave New Films and featuring Robert Greenwald’s latest documentary, “Koch Bros Exposed,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Sen....
Campaign Finance Amendment To See Senate Action
On the floor of the Senate today, Majority Leader Harry Reid called for a constitutional amendment to counter the outsized role of big money in our electoral system. Senate leaders are not wasting any time in moving forward; Sen. Leahy announced...
PFAW Statement on Upcoming Hearing on Campaign Finance Constitutional Amendment
WASHINGTON – Senator Patrick Leahy announced today that the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing June 3 on a constitutional amendment to restore the ability of Congress and the states to regulate the raising and spending of money on...
Thanks to the Roberts Court, “Big Money” in Our Elections Is Only Getting Bigger
2014 is looking to be a bumper year for election spending. After the Citizens United ruling in 2010, that year’s midterms became a test case for how the newly-minted Super PACs and newly-empowered “dark money” groups would use...
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