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The Growing Call to #GetMoneyOut
This week, local activists in 12 states delivered petitions in support of a constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics. Last September, a majority of the Senate voted in support of the Democracy For All Amendment, a proposal that...
Arkansas Kicks Off 2016 Ballot Initiative to #GetMoneyOut
This week PFAW staff joined members of the Arkansas Democracy Coalition to kick off a 2016 ballot initiative campaign to increase disclosure in election spending and support a constitutional amendment to overturn Supreme Court cases like Citizens...
Activists Deliver 12,089 Petitions Calling on Senator Ayotte to Support Constitutional Amendment to Get Big Money Out of Politics
Today local activists delivered 12,089 petitions to Sen. Kelly Ayotte in support of a constitutional amendment to overturn decisions like Citizens United v. FEC and get big money out of politics. The local leaders urged Sen. Ayotte to listen to the...
PFAW Kicks Off Letter Campaign for Amendment to #GetMoneyOut
While amending the Constitution is unquestionably a weighty matter—only warranted in rare and compelling circumstances—this is one of those moments in our nation’s history.
Obama Calls Out Koch Brothers, Big Money in Politics at Correspondents’ Dinner
At the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner this weekend, President Obama delivered 20 minutes of his trademark dry humor, working in jabs at Michele Bachmann, Joe Biden, climate change deniers in Congress, and himself, to name a few....
Judicial Elections and Government Integrity at the Supreme Court
It isn’t just judges who risk the appearance of corruption when they engage with funders.
PFAW Applauds Williams-Yulee Decision
However, Concerns over Buying Influence Apply to All Elected Officials In response to the Supreme Court’s decision today in Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar which upheld Florida’s ban on judicial candidates directly soliciting campaign...
Clinton Recognizes the Key Role of Supreme Court Nominations in Protecting Our Democracy
The Clinton campaign talks about how her Supreme Court nominees would affect the right to vote and money in politics.
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...
Half a Million Americans Urge President Obama to Shine a Light on Dark Money
This afternoon activists from PFAW and ally groups participated in a petition delivery at the White House calling on President Obama to issue an executive order requiring corporations that receive government contracts to disclose their political...
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...
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