Money In Politics

Testimony of Democracy Program Director Brenda Wright before the Boston City Council on Campaign Finance Reform. 
02/24/2019
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Testimony of Demos' Democracy Program Legal Director on restoring contribution limits in Vermont, delivered before the Vermont House Government Operations Committee on February 5, 2008.
02/24/2019
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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...
02/24/2019
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A Nelson hold is a wrestling move used to pin an opponent.  The Montana Supreme Court recently upheld its century old restrictions on corporate political spending, finding that the State had a compelling interest in protecting its state government from corruption, encouraging the full...
02/24/2019
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  Although each major party presidential candidate will likely break previous fundraising records, the big story of the 2012 election has been the role of Super PACs, nonprofits and outside spending generally. Demos and U.S. PIRG Education Fund analysis of Federal Election Commission (FEC)...
02/24/2019
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A new analysis of pre-election data from the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and other sources by U.S. PIRG and Demos shows that outside spending in the first presidential election since Citizens United is living up to its hype: new waves of “outside spending” have been fueled by dark money and...
02/24/2019
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A new analysis of data through Election Day from the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and other sources by U.S. PIRG and Demos shows how big outside spenders drowned out small contributions in 2012: just 61 large donors to Super PACs giving an average of $4.7 million each matched the $285.2...
02/24/2019
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  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...
02/24/2019
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Two years ago the Supreme Court got it supremely wrong when it held that corporations had the  same rights as people to spend money in elections. Campaign finance laws protect our democracy from corruption and preserve the integrity of our elections.  These rules governing the use of...
12/18/2018
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Today President Obama fulfilled his constitutional duty by nominating Judge Merrick Garland to succeed Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. Now the question is whether U.S. Senators will do their jobs by providing Judge Garland with fair consideration, starting with a timely hearing in...
03/16/2016
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