New York Times Editorial: Trashing the lessons of Watergate; CED: Business Group Opposes Repeal of Presidential Public Financing System

Below is an editorial from Sunday’s New York Times entitled, "Trashing the lessons of Watergate." The editorial opposes efforts in Congress to end the presidential public financing system. Also below is a release last week from the Committee for Economic Development, a non-profit, non-partisan organization of more than 200 business leaders and university presidents. The …

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Reform Groups Urge Senate Democratic Leaders to Defeat Effort to Use FY 11 Spending Bill as a Vehicle to Kill Presidential Public Financing System

Americans for Campaign Reform – Brennan Center for Justice -Campaign Legal Center Common Cause – CREW – Democracy 21League of Women Voters – People For the American Way – Public CampaignPublic Citizen – U.S. PIRG Reform Groups Urge Senate Democratic Leaders Reid, Durbin and Schumer to Defeat Effort to Use FY 11 Spending Bill as …

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House Republicans Pass Amendment to Kill Presidential Financing System; Key Senate Battle on Issue Expected on FY 11 Spending Bill After Recess

 House Republicans Pass Amendment to FY 11 Spending Bill to Shut Down Presidential Public Financing System Key Battle Against Assault on Nation’s Campaign Finance Laws Lies Ahead When Senate Returns to Consider FY 11 Spending Bill Statement of Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer Yesterday, House Republicans passed an amendment to the pending FY 11 Spending …

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Reform Groups Today Urge Two Additional Congressional Committees to Investigate and Hold Hearings on Dysfunctional FEC

Yesterday, nine reform groups sent letters to the Chairman and Ranking Minority Members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform calling on the Committees "to investigate and hold hearings on the systemic problems with the Federal Election Commission (FEC)." Today, the reform groups sent …

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Reform Groups Urge Vote Against Any Amendment to H.R. 1 to Restrict Funds from Being Used to Implement the Presidential Public Financing System

Our organizations strongly urge you to oppose any amendment that may be offered to H.R. 1, the FY 2011 spending bill, to restrict funds from being used to implement the presidential tax check-off or the presidential public financing system. The organizations include Americans for Campaign Reform, Brennan Center for Justice, Campaign Legal Center, Common Cause, …

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Reform Groups Urge Senators to Oppose McConnell Bill to Repeal Presidential Funding System and Turn Presidency Over to Big Money

Americans for Campaign Reform – Brennan Center for JusticeCampaign Legal Center – Common Cause – Democracy 21League of Women Voters – People For the American WayPublic Campaign – Public Citizen – U.S. PIRG In a letter sent to the Senate today, reform organizations strongly urged Senators to "oppose S. 194, legislation introduced by Senate Republican …

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Democracy 21: Tax Checkoff is not a Poll, Actual Polls Have Shown Public Support for the Presidential Public Financing System

Below is a letter sent to House members today that challenges the claim that the response rate on the tax check-off shows the public is opposed to the presidential public financing system. Tax Checkoff is not a Poll, Actual Polls Have Shown Public Support for the Presidential Public Financing System                                                                       January 26, 2011                                                                                       …

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Democracy 21 Slams House Republicans for Passing Legislation to Turn the Presidency Over to Influence-Seeking Big Donors, Bundlers and Corporate and Other Outside Spenders

Statement Of Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer In passing legislation today to repeal the presidential public financing system, House Republicans voted to turn the presidency over to influence-seeking big donors, bundlers and corporate and other outside spenders. This battle now moves to the Senate where the legislation must be defeated. Democracy 21 greatly appreciates President …

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Washington Post Editorial: System of publicly funding presidential campaigns needs serious fix; Los Angeles Times Editorial: You can’t rush reform

Below is an editorial from today’s Washington Post editorial entitled,"System of publicly funding presidential campaigns needs a serious fix." Also below is an editorial from today’s Los Angeles Times entitled, "You can’t rush reform." The Washington Post and Los Angeles Times editorials argue against House passage of legislation to repeal the presidential public financing system, …

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