Reform Groups Call on Presidential Candidates to Make Commitment Now to Use Public Financing System for General Election if Nominated

Reform Groups Call on Presidential Candidates toMake Commitment Now to Accept Spending Limits andPublic Financing for General Election if Nominated Groups also Call on Presidential Candidates to EndorsePending Legislation to Repair the Presidential PublicFinancing System for Future Elections Eight reform groups sent a letter today to the 2008 presidential candidates urging them to make a …

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Just Say Yes: Take the Pledge

Just Say Yes: Take the Pledge Democracy 21 Calls on Presidential Candidates to JoinSenators Obama and McCain and Pledge to AcceptGeneral Election Public Financing if Nominated and iftheir Major Party Opponent Agrees To Do the Same Yesterday Senators Barack Obama (D-IL) and John McCain (R-AZ) pledged that they would accept public financing and agree to …

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Democracy 21 Statement on FEC Advisory Opinion on Presidential Public Financing Issued Today

Statement of Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimeron FEC Advisory Opinion Issued Today AllowingSenator Obama to Raise Contributions for PresidentialGeneral Election and Maintain Eligibility forGeneral Election Public Financing The Federal Election Commission (FEC) approved an advisory opinion request today submitted by Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) that allows a presidential candidate to raise private contributions for the …

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Democracy 21 Statement on Senator Obama Co-Sponsoring Essential Legislation Introduced by Senator Feingold to Fix Presidential Public Financing System

Statement by Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimeron Senator Obama Co-sponsoring Essential LegislationIntroduced by Senator Feingold to Fix thePresidential Public Financing System Democracy 21 applauds Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) for yesterday becoming the first presidential candidate to co-sponsor S. 436, essential legislation introduced by Senator Russell Feingold (D-WI) to fix the presidential public financing system for …

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Reform Groups Urge House Members to Co-Sponsor Legislation to Fix Presidential Public Financing System

Reform groups sent a letter today urging House members to co-sponsor H.R. 776, legislation to fix the presidential public financing system that was introduced last week by Representatives Marty Meehan (D-MA), Christopher Shays (R-CT) and David Price (D-NC). A summary of the legislation is also enclosed. The reform groups include the Campaign Legal Center, Common Cause, …

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Americans for Campaign Reform Supports Legislation to Fix Presidential Public Funding System

Americans for Campaign Reform (ACR) issued a statement today supporting legislation to fix the presidential public financing system. The legislation was introduced earlier this week by Senator Russell Feingold (D-WI) and by Representatives Marty Meehan (D-MA), Christopher Shays (R-CT) and David Price (D-NC). According to ACR Founder and President John Rauh, ”It is vitally important that …

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Democracy 21 Statement Supporting Legislation Introduced Today to Fix Presidential Public Financing System

Statement of Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimerin Support of Legislation Introduced Today in Congressto Fix the Presidential Public Financing System Representatives Marty Meehan (D-MA), Christopher Shays (R-CT) and David Price (D-NC) held a press conference today to announce the introduction of legislation to fix the presidential public financing system. Senator Russell Feingold (D-WI) introduced companion …

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”The Report of My Death Was an Exaggeration.” Mark Twain, New York Journal, June 2, 1897: Statement of Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer On Reports about Presidential Public Financing System

”The Report of My Death Was an Exaggeration.”Mark Twain, New York Journal, June 2, 1897 Statement of Democracy 21 President Fred WertheimerOn Reports about Presidential Public Financing System Media reports today are predicting the death of the presidential public financing system, following the decision of Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) to reject public financing for her …

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Democracy 21 Supports New Effort in Congress to Repair the Presidential Public Financing System

Democracy 21 Supports New Effort to Repair thePresidential Public Financing System Undertaken by Senator Feingold and Representatives Meehan and Shays Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) and Representatives Marty Meehan (D-MA) and Christopher Shays (R-CT) introduced legislation yesterday to fix the presidential public financing system. A summary of the new legislation is set forth below and is …

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New Legislation Introduced Today by Feingold, Meehan and Shays to Fix the Presidential Public Financing System

Reform Groups Support New Legislation Introduced Today bySenator Feingold and Representatives Meehan and Shays toFix the Presidential Public Financing System Reform groups sent a letter today to all members of Congress, urging them to support the new legislation that was introduced today by Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) and Representatives Marty Meehan (D-MA) and Christopher Shays (R-CT) …

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