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
The Rise of Super PACs and the 2012 Election
Research
Adam Lioz
Blair Bowie
Our data sets were provided and cleaned by Public Campaign. For the purposes of this report, Public Campaign used federal campaign contribution data made public by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and then refined and augmented by the Center for Responsive Politics (CRP). 
Research
Adam Lioz
Blair Bowie
Connecticut has offered a voluntary public financing system for state-wide constitutional and General Assembly offices since 2008. Through financing from the Citizens' Election Fund, candidates that obtain the required number of small donations can receive a lump sum to fund their campaign. The
Research
J. Mijin Cha
Miles Rapoport
This memo outlines how the Justices lined up on the issues in Randall v. Sorrell, provides some analysis of the opinions, and touches on the implications for future reform efforts.
Policy Briefs
Brenda Wright
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.
Testimony and Public Comment
Brenda Wright
Thank you for this opportunity to submit testimony regarding the damage that Citizens United and the rise of Super PACs has done to our system of democratic government.  In the text below I will discuss why rules that govern the role of money in politics are important to our democracy; the impact of
Testimony and Public Comment
Adam Lioz
Super PACs have fast become a favored tool for wealthy individuals and interests to drown out the voices of average citizens. 
Research
Adam Lioz
Blair Bowie
Americans of all political backgrounds agree: there is way too much corporate money in politics. 
Policy Briefs
Liz Kennedy