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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Fred Wertheimer for SCOTUSblog on McCutcheon & the Supreme Court

Symposium: The Supreme Court and the McCutcheon decision The Supreme Court majority in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission has continued on its step-by-step path to destroy the nation’s campaign finance laws. The Court in McCutcheon overturned forty years of national policy and thirty-eight years of judicial precedent to strike down the overall limits on the total contributions an individual …

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Washington Post: “The ‘Sheldon Primary’ is one reason Americans distrust the political system”

By Dan Balz– Several prospective Republican presidential candidates have gathered in Las Vegas for the opening round of what has been dubbed “the Sheldon Primary,” an event emblematic of how warped the system for financing presidential elections has become. The Sheldon Primary is named for Sheldon Adelson, the wealthy casino owner who, with his wife, poured …

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