Money In Politics

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...
01/16/2013
Press Release
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