Statement of Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer On Presidential Public Financing System

The financing of the 2008 presidential election has taught us two important lessons. First, the presidential public financing system, which worked well for most of its thirty-four year existence, is no longer capable of functioning in its current form. Second, it is essential to revitalize and restore the presidential funding system for future presidential elections. …

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Statement of Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer on Decision by Senator Obama Not to Accept Public Financing for Presidential General Election

Democracy 21 is very disappointed that Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) has decided not to accept public financing for his presidential general election campaign. We had hoped and expected that Senator Obama would stick with the public pledge he made to accept public financing and spending limits for the presidential general election, if he was nominated, …

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Reform Groups Send Letters to Clinton, McCain, Huckabee and Paul on Presidential Public Financing

Reform Groups Send Letters to Clinton, McCain, Huckabee and Paul on Presidential Public Financing On March 8, 2007 reform groups sent letters to all of the announced presidential candidates regarding the presidential public financing system. In their letters, the reform groups urged the presidential candidates to make a public commitment to use the public financing system …

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Reform Groups Urge Senator Obama to Reaffirm the Commitment He Made Last Year to Use Public Financing System in General Election if Opponent Also Agrees to Use System

Reform Groups Urge Senator Obama to Reaffirm the Commitment He Made Last Year to Use Public Financing System if He Gets the Democratic Nomination and if His Republican Opponent Also Agrees to Use Public Financing in General Election In a letter sent today, reform groups urged Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) to personally make clear to …

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Reform Groups Urge Senators and House Members to Co-sponsor Legislation to Fix Presidential Public Financing System

Reform Groups Urge Senators and House Members to Co-sponsor Legislation to Fix Presidential Public Financing System Enclosed for your information is a letter reform groups sent today urging Senators to co-sponsor the bipartisan, bicameral legislation introduced yesterday to repair the presidential public financing system. A similar letter was sent to House members. The organizations include Americans …

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Democracy 21 Statement on Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation Introduced Today to Repair the Presidential Public Financing System

Democracy 21 Statement on Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation Introduced Today to Repair the Presidential Public Financing System Democracy 21 strongly applauds the members of Congress who are launching  today a bipartisan, bicameral effort to repair the presidential public financing system for presidential elections following the 2008 race. In the Senate, Senator Russell Feingold (D-WI) is being …

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Press Conference Being Held by Members of Congress on December 5th on Presidential Public Financing Legislation Being Introduced

Below is a media advisory, issued by Senator Russell Feingold (D-WI), on a press conference that will be held on Wednesday, December 5th on the introduction of bipartisan, bicameral legislation to repair the presidential public financing system.           Contact:   Zach Lowe (Feingold) – (202) 224-8657Kevin Kelley (Collins) – (202) 224-2523Paul Cox (Price) – (202) 225-1784Dave Natonski (Shays) …

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Reform Groups Urge Presidential Candidates to Co-Sponsor or Endorse Legislation to Fix Presidential Public Financing System

Reform Groups Urge Presidential Candidates to Co-Sponsor, Or, if not in Congress, Endorse, Legislation to Fix Presidential Public Financing System Reform groups sent a letter today to the 2008 presidential candidates urging the candidates to co-sponsor, or, if not in Congress, to endorse, legislation introduced in Congress to repair the presidential public financing system. The organizations include …

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Democracy 21 Statement on Congressional Public Financing Legislation Introduced by Senators Durbin and Specter

Statement of Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimeron Bill to Establish Public Financing for CongressionalElections Introduced by Senators Durbin and Specter Democracy 21 applauds Assistant Senate Majority Leader Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA) for introducing legislation today to establish a comprehensive system of public financing for congressional elections. With today’s bill, Senators Durbin …

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New Momentum for Saving Presidential Public Financing System

Senator Obama’s Effort Provides New Momentum forSaving the Presidential Public Financing System Senator Feingold and Representatives Meehan, Shaysand Price Lead Effort in Congress to Fix the System Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) has provided new momentum for saving the presidential public financing system and preserving the integrity of the presidency. Obama’s effort came as Senator Russell …

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