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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Democracy 21 President Strongly Endorses “We the People Democracy Reform Act of 2017″ introduced today

Democracy 21 Strongly Endorses the “We the People Democracy Reform Act” Introduced Today by Senator Udall and Rep. Price Statement of Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer The “We the People Democracy Reform Act of 2017” (Act) introduced today by Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and Representative David Price (D-NC) provides a comprehensive package of  reforms to …

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Groups Urge Senators To Support Bipartisan Bills To Protect Special Counsel Mueller

Watchdog Groups Urge Senators to Support Bipartisan Bills To Protect Special Counsel Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election In a letter sent today to Senators, watchdog groups and experts called on the Senate to support bipartisan legislation to protect the Special Counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. (See below …

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Democracy 21 Calls On House Reps Leading Russia Investigation To Stop Rep. Nunes From Violating Commitment To Stay Out Of Investigation

Democracy 21 Calls On House Reps. Leading Intelligence Committee Russia Investigation To Stop Rep. Nunes From Violating His Public Commitment To Stay Out Of the Investigation In a letter sent today to Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the leaders of the House Intelligence Committee investigation into Russia interference in the 2016 …

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Reform Groups Urge House Members to Oppose Campaign Finance Riders in House Financial Services Appropriations Bill

Groups Urge House Members to Oppose Campaign Finance Riders in House Financial Services Appropriations Bill In a letter sent to House members, more than 20 organizations called on the Representatives to oppose four campaign finance riders attached to the House Financial Services Appropriations bill, scheduled to be considered today, September 7, 2017. (See below for …

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Democracy 21 Joins Supreme Court Amicus Brief Supporting Lower Court Decision Holding Partisan Gerrymandering Unconstitutional

Democracy 21 Joins Supreme Court Amicus Brief Supporting Lower Court Decision Holding Partisan Gerrymandering Unconstitutional Democracy 21 joined with other non-profit organizations today on an amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court, urging the Court to uphold a lower court decision that partisan gerrymandering in Wisconsin violated the Constitution. (See here for other groups joining …

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