Jeffrey Toobin looks beyond the recent McCutcheon decision to see what could be in store next for campaign contribution regulations. He notes that this case leaves the door wide open for more deregulation in the future.
Three Dozen National Organizations Call for Congress to Act in Response to McCutcheon v FEC decision
Washington, D.C.—Thirty-eight national good government, civil rights, environmental, and labor organizations released the following statement today in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in McCutcheon v. FEC:
"The Supreme Court has once again sided with the wealthy and powerful and against the vast majority of Americans. Today’s McCutcheon v. FEC decision makes it more important than ever that Congress move forward on legislation to lift up the voices of those unable to write big campaign checks.
NEW REPORT: Insurers Pursuing Billions in Medicare Profits Make Big Contributions to Candidates Backing Ryan Budget
Along with Health Care for America Now, Public Campaign Action Fund announced a new report today: "Insurers Pursuing Billions in Medicare Profits Make Big Contributions to Candidates Backing Ryan Budget," which details the huge amount of campaign cash flowing to supporters of the Ryan plan, and how those interests benefit.
New York Enviros: "the greatest threat to our environment here in New York may be an unlikely suspect: big money."
The Atlantic Chapter of Sierra Club and WE ACT for Environmental Justice have a compelling op-ed today in Newsday calling for the state legislature to act on Fair Elections legislation that is currently before both houses.
The groups note that they seldom stray from purely environmental issues, but that the big money influence, particularly in the "fracking" fight, has become too much to ignore.
If you missed it this weekend, Chris Hayes reported an amazing story about DC lobbying shop Clarke Lytle. The firm put a memo together highlighting how and why the American Bankers Association, one of their clients, should move to discredit the Occupy Wall Street protests.
Public Campaign, along with PICO (People Improving Communities through Organizing), released a new report today: Unholy Alliance: How the private prison industry is corrupting our democracy and promoting mass incarceration.
Excerpt from the report:
Here's a recap of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's (PCAF) work from October 3 through October 7, 2011.
Public Campaign, along with National People's Action, released a new report today: "Wall Street and the Supercommittee: The $41 Million Question." The report details the close ties from Wall Street and other financial industry interests to the supercommittee.
Here's a recap of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's (PCAF) work from September 19-September 23, 2011.