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The white, wealthy donor class that fuels Baltimore's elections
Research
Laura Williamson
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The US Capitol in Washington, DC.
The marquee bill, which features improvements to voting, campaign finance, and ethics laws, addresses the deep political, racial, and economic inequalities that plague our democracy.
Press release
K. Sabeel Rahman
The study finds that Baltimore’s campaign funds are dominated by developers, businesses, PACs, and other special interests.
Press release
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New York Skyline in the morning
A system of Fair Elections for New York State will not only allow for candidates from diverse communities to compete, but it will help build lasting political power for communities of color.
Press release
Supporting Seattle's voter-approved Democracy Voucher Program — a system designed to empower small donors and the candidates they support in city elections.
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Updated July 23, 2019
Washington
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We write to urge you to reject President Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to a lifetime appointment on the nation’s highest court.
Testimony and Public Comment
Heather C. McGhee
Brenda Wright
Adam Lioz
Big-money politics is a key barrier to people of color achieving equal representation. 
Research
Adam Lioz
Judge Kavanaugh's record raises serious concerns that he would expand the power of big money in politics, weaken voter protections, and insulate the president from the rule of law.
Research
After getting the First Amendment supremely wrong in Citizens United, the Supreme Court now faces its next money in politics case. In McCutcheon v. FEC, the challengers are attacking a law that says that no one person can contribute over $123,000 directly to federal candidates, parties, and
Policy Briefs
Liz Kennedy
Testimony of Democracy Program Director Brenda Wright before the Boston City Council on Campaign Finance Reform
Testimony and Public Comment
Brenda Wright