Press Call Tomorrow: New Data on Possible Impact of McCutcheon v. FEC

Release Date: 
October 3, 2013

On a press call tomorrow at 11:00 AM EST, Demos, a national public policy organization, will release new data with U.S. PIRG quantifying the dollar impact of striking down aggregate contribution limits in McCutcheon v. FEC. This data will also show the percentage of all donations that came from elite donors in the last election cycle and how that number would have increased without aggregate limits.


These findings underscore that if the Supreme Court strikes down a federal contribution limit in McCutcheon v. FEC it will mean real consequences for real people. The undemocratic power of money in our government blocks progress on many issues—like student debt, economic opportunity, and the environment—and Americans have had enough.

Join Demos, NAACP, Sierra Club, Communications Workers of America,, People For the American Way Foundation, Main Street Alliance, U.S. PIRG, Rock the Vote, Working Families Party to discuss what’s at stake in McCutcheon v. FEC for the people of America.


  • Larry Cohen, President, Communications Workers of America

  • Michael Brune, Executive Director, Sierra Club

  • Matthew Segal, President,

  • Heather Smith, President, Rock The Vote

  • Miles Rapoport, President, Demos

  • Dan Cantor, Executive Director, Working Families Organization

  • Kim Keenan, General Counsel, NAACP

  • Marge Baker, Executive VP for Policy and Program, People For the American Way Foundation

  • Rick Poore, National Executive Committee, Main Street Alliance

  • Blair Bowie, Democracy Advocate, U.S. PIRG

ABOUT DEMOS’ AMICUS BRIEF: The brief, in the case McCutcheon v. FEC, was authored by Demos, and the unprecedented coalition includes the four principal conveners of the Democracy Initiative (Communications Workers of America, Greenpeace, NAACP, Sierra Club) as well as organizations that represent small businesses (Main Street Alliance), young people (, Rock the Vote), working families (American Federation of Teachers, Working Families Organization), and the public interest (People For the American Way Foundation, U.S. PIRG). Read it here.