Money in Politics

In 2010, the Supreme Court decision in the Citizens United case changed the landscape of American politics. The decision opened the door for Super PACs and groups claiming 501(c) tax-exempt status to spend unlimited contributions from millionaires, billionaires, corporations and special interest groups seeking to influence federal elections and government decisions.

The country is faced today with a corrupt campaign finance system. A small donor revolution in American politics is essential to restore the integrity and health of our political system and to restore citizens to their rightful and preeminent place in our democracy.

 

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The New York Times: “Cuomo’s Office Hobbled State Ethics Inquiries”

According to Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer, “The exhaustive investigative journalism set forth in this article details a cautionary tale about how difficult it is to root out a system of political money corruption when it is engrained in the political culture of a state’s government and leaders.” The New York Times Cuomo’s Office Hobbled …

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The New York Times: “Milking the Money Machine”

According to Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer: The Times column points out that the amount of secret contributions being spent in federal elections by tax-exempt groups has dramatically increased in recent years to more than $300 million in the 2012 races. The public overwhelming supports disclosure of campaign money and the Supreme Court overwhelmingly supports …

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Huffington Post: “A Personal Super PAC Is the Latest Weapon for This Year’s Senate Candidate”

According to the article, “This year, for the first time since the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling unleashed the unlimited-money super PAC, the majority of Senate races feature super PACs that focus on just one candidate.” According to the article: Back in 2011, Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer issued a warning over the presidential-wannabe super PACs. …

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