Money In Politics

Washington, DC: Today, a petition on the White House website urging President Obama to “use the State of the Union to call for a constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics” exceeded the 25,000 signatures necessary to guarantee an official White House response.  The petition...
01/24/2013
Press Release
The Hill reports today that ExxonMobil will contribute $250,000 to President Obama's inauguration. This is the same ExxonMobil that tends to donate overwhelmingly to Republicans who favor a range of policies that help the fossil fuel industry. It's the same ExxonMobil that has spent $179 million on...
01/18/2013
Blog
The first presidential election since Citizens United lived up to its hype, with unprecedented outside spending from new sources making headlines. Demos and U.S. PIRG Education Fund analysis of reports from campaigns, parties, and outside spenders to the Federal Election Commission found that our...
01/17/2013
Publication
When was the last time you contributed $1,000 to a political candidate or cause?  If you’re like most people, the answer is “Never—if I have that kind of money it’s in the college savings account.” Well, candidates for the U.S. Senate this election got nearly 64%...
01/17/2013
Blog
Washington, DC – It took just 32 billionaires and corporations giving Super PACs an average of $9.9 million apiece to match every single dollar given by small donors to Romney and Obama in the 2012 election cycle, according to “Billion-Dollar Democracy” a new report by U.S. PIRG and Demos. Those...
01/17/2013
Press Release
Syndicate content