Clean Elections

Last week, 72 New York State Assemblymen sent a letter to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver urging him to support a public financing program for primary, general and special election campaigns for statewide offices. Such a program would match modest contributions with public funds, which allows small...
04/22/2013
Blog
After careful consideration of the parties' arguments and key precedents, we conclude that Maine's laws pass constitutional muster. Central to our holding is the nature of the laws NOM challenges here. These provisions neither erect a barrier to political speech nor limit its quantity. Rather, they...
08/11/2011
Publication
The Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Act created a public financing system to fund the primary and general election campaigns of candidates for state office. Candidates who opt to participate, and who accept certain campaign restrictions and obligations, are granted an initial outlay of public...
06/27/2011
Publication
Demos respectfully urges the Committee on the Judiciary to give swift approval to the Fair Elections Now Act.  Demos is a non-partisan public policy research and advocacy organization committed to building an America which achieves its highest democratic ideals - a nation where democracy is...
04/06/2011
Publication
Washington DC – Today, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Rep. John Larson (D-CT), and actor Alec Baldwin unveiled the Fair Elections Now Act, a bill that would change for the better the way congressional candidates finance elections. Demos, a non-partisan public policy research and advocacy...
04/06/2011
Press Release
Maine Citizens for Clean Elections (“MCCE”) is a non-partisan association of organizations and individuals with the common purpose of working in the public interest to advocate for, increase public support for, defend and improve the Maine Clean Election Act (“MCEA”) and other campaign finance...
02/23/2011
Publication
Democracy Program Counsel Lisa Danetz and Director Brenda Wright co-authored (with John Brautigam) the following amicus brief.  It was filed in December 2010. Amicus Brief in National Organization for Marriage v. Walter F. McKee, et al.  The people of Maine have enacted a series of...
12/21/2010
Publication
Respect Maine PAC. v. Walter McKee
10/23/2010
Publication
Brief filed in U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Maine Citizens for Clean Elections and other amici.
10/22/2010
Publication
Respect Maine PAC. v. Walter McKee On Tuesday, October 5, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit rejected a motion for an emergency injunction to invalidate the matching funds provision of Maine's Clean Election law, the contribution limit for gubernatorial candidates, and certain...
10/08/2010
Publication
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