U.S. Politics Are Rigged. It’s Time For a Small-Donor Revolution — Fred Wertheimer Op Ed for NBC Think

U.S. Politics Are Rigged. It’s Time For a Small-Donor Revolution By: Fred Wertheimer | NBC Think The 2018 midterm elections have already begun, following the pattern set by the 2016 presidential race — which was the greatest onslaught of big money in U.S political history. Now a new record looks likely to be set for …

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Re-release: Quotes from GOP Senators & Representatives In Opposition To Trump Firing Special Counsel & In Support Of Mueller

The enclosed press release was issued on July 21, 2017 and is being recirculated for informational purposes. The press release sets forth quotes from GOP Senators and Representatives that had been made as of July 21, stating support for Special Counsel Robert Mueller and opposition to his removal as Special Counsel. According to Democracy 21 …

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Groups call on Facebook and Google to support Honest Ads Act and take all steps necessary to prevent future foreign election intervention on their platforms

Civic Groups Call on Facebook and Google to Support Honest Ads Act and to Take All Steps Necessary to Prevent Russia from Using their Platforms to Sabotage Future U.S. Elections In letters sent today to Facebook President and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google leaders Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Sundar Pichai, more than 15 civic …

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Twenty-seven reform organizations and experts urge Senators to support bipartisan Honest Ads Act

Twenty-seven reform organizations and experts urge Senators to support bipartisan Honest Ads Act In a letter sent to Senators today, 27 reform organizations and experts called on Senators to “to co-sponsor and support the Honest Ads Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by Senators Amy Klobuchar, Mark Warner and John McCain, to address the need for new …

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Wertheimer op-ed: Citizens United Has Been a Disaster for the Country, A Response to Senator McConnell Attorney Floyd Abrams

Citizens United Has Been a Disaster for the Country: A Response to Senator McConnell Attorney Floyd Abrams Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer published an op-ed today in Huffington Post, titled “Citizens United Has Been a Disaster for the Country.” This op-ed rebuts claims made by Floyd Abrams in The Wall Street Journal in an op-ed …

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Democracy 21 endorses Honest Ads Act introduced today by Sens. Klobuchar, Warner, McCain to expose and limit foreign intervention in US Elections

Democracy 21 Endorses Honest Ads Act Introduced Today by Senators Klobuchar, Warner and McCain to Expose and Limit Foreign Intervention in Future U.S. Elections Statement of Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer Democracy 21 strongly supports the Honest Ads Act, bipartisan legislation introduced today by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Mark Warner (D-VA) and John McCain (R-AZ). …

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Bipartisan Experts Release Benchmarks for Judging Ongoing Congressional Investigations into Russian Interference in U.S. Elections

Bi-Partisan Experts on Congressional Investigations Release Benchmarks for Judging Ongoing Congressional Investigations into Russian Interference in U.S. Elections and Related Matters As congressional investigations progress, bipartisan group urges best practices to ensure credible results Today, a bipartisan group of fifteen experts on congressional investigations and national security released a set of benchmarks for evaluating ongoing …

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Democracy 21 joins with other Groups in letter to President’s Inaugural Committee seeking answers on Committee’s surplus funds

Democracy 21 joins with other Groups in letter to President Trump’s Inaugural Committee seeking answers on Committee’s surplus funds Today Democracy 21 joined several civic groups and academics in a letter sent to President Trump and his inaugural committee asking what happened to the apparently substantial leftover funds that were raised to pay for the …

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Statement from Democracy 21 President: VP Pence’s Chief of Staff Proposes Big Donors Engage in Equivalent of “Political Blackmail”

Vice President Pence’s Chief of Staff Proposes Big Donors Engage in Equivalent of “Political Blackmail,” Makes Powerful Case for Public Financing of Federal Elections Statement of Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer According to a news report yesterday in Politico, Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, Nick Ayers, recently urged a roomful of wealthy Republican …

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Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21 applaud FEC action fining government contractor for PAC contributions

FEC Fines Government Contractor that Gave Hillary Clinton Super PAC $200,000 in Illegal Contributions Suffolk Construction Company pays $34,000 fine, following Campaign Legal Center-Democracy 21 complaint; Priorities USA Action refunds the contribution WASHINGTON – In response to a complaint filed by Campaign Legal Center (CLC) and Democracy 21 (D21), the Federal Election Commission (FEC) has …

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