Democracy 21 Statement: Chamber’s Claim that Potential Harassment and Intimidation Justify Secret Donations is Hogwash

Chamber Argument Overwhelmingly Rejected by Past Laws and Previous Supreme Court DecisionsStatement of Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer In an interview given to Jake Tapper of ABC News on October 12, Bruce Josten, executive vice president of the Chamber of Commerce, stated with regard to the issue of whether the Chamber should be disclosing the …

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Attacks on Media Coverage of Citizens United’s Pivotal Role in Rise of Super PACs Are Misguided and Wrong

By Fred Wertheimer President, Democracy 21 On January 21, 2010, the Supreme Court in the Citizens United case struck down the ban on corporate spending in federal elections and opened Pandora’s Box. The Supreme Court’s decision played a pivotal role in the rise of Super PACs. Super PACs are federally registered political committees that raise …

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