Democracy 21 Endorses the Empowering Citizens Act Introduced by Representatives David Price and Chris Van Hollen

Democracy 21 Endorses the Empowering Citizens Act Introduced by Representatives David Price and Chris Van Hollen Bill Empowers Citizens Making Small Contributions to Play Key Role in Financing Federal Elections, Defines Super PACs Operating as Arms of Candidates as Coordinated and Illegal Statement of Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer Democracy 21 strongly endorses the comprehensive …

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Statement of Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer on D.C. Court of Appeals Ruling in Van Hollen Case

Statement of Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer on D.C. Court of Appeals Ruling in Van Hollen Case A three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals today overturned the federal district court ruling in Van Hollen v. Federal Election Commission which had struck down an FEC regulation that resulted in an almost complete failure …

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Huffington Post: Dark Money Groups Free To Spend Money Without Disclosure Again After Appeals Court Ruling

The Huffington Post  Dark Money Groups Free To Spend Money Without Disclosure Again After Appeals Court Ruling Paul Blumenthal September 18, 2012 WASHINGTON — An appeals court Tuesday overturned a ruling issued earlier this year that required independent groups spending money in elections to disclose their donors if they ran a certain type of campaign …

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Reform Groups Urge Senators to Vote No on Cole Bill to Repeal Public Financing for Nominating Conventions

Letter to the House of Representatives September 19, 2012 The enclosed letter was sent by reform groups yesterday urging House members to oppose the Cole bill, H.R. 5912, scheduled to be on the suspension calendar today. The reform groups include Americans for Campaign Reform, Brennan Center for Justice,  the Campaign Legal Center, Citizens for Responsibility …

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Fred Wertheimer Op-ed: The Small Donor Revolution: Empowering Citizens to Combat Influence-Money in Politics

The Huffington Post The Small Donor Revolution: Empowering Citizens to Combat Influence-Money in Politics Fred Wertheimer September 6, 2012 The 2012 elections are documenting on a daily basis the corrupt campaign finance system facing the nation in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. With that decision, the Supreme Court unleashed huge contributions, …

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8th Circuit Upholds Minnesota’s Corporate Contribution Ban, Narrows State Disclosure Law

8th Circuit Upholds Minnesota’s Corporate Contribution Ban, Narrows State Disclosure Law The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals today correctly rejected a constitutional challenge to a Minnesota state law ban on contributions by corporations. In Minnesota Concerned Citizens for Life v. Swanson, the Court of Appeals, sitting en banc, noted that the Supreme Court upheld a …

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