OfBy: Letters in support of the Government By the People Act
Check out some of the great letters to the editor praising cosponsors of the Government By the People Act.Feb07
In Politico this morning: 60 major political donors have signed an open letter calling on Congress to take action on reform similar to the Government By the People Act introduced this week.Feb06
Rep. John Sarbanes' bipartisan Government By The People Act (HR 20) was introduced yesterday with 130 original cosponsors. Here are some details on how this bill would raise up the voices of everyday people in the political process.Feb05
Today, Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) will be joined by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and over 100 House members as original cosponsors of the Government By the People Act (HR 20), a bill to lift up the voices of everyday people in the political process through empowering and encouraging small dollar donors. If you're in DC, there's a press conference at 11 am in the Capitol Visitors Center--email me for info.Feb04
Tomorrow (Wednesday, February 5): Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and other special guests will introduce the Government By the People Act during an 11 am press conference in the Capitol Visitors Center. Interested in attending? Let me know!Feb03Jan31Jan30
Year-end fundraising reports are due to the FEC tomorrow. Politico's Byron Tau offers some suggestions of what to look for in the filings.
I'd add: who raised money or held fundraisers during the shutdown?Jan29
President Obama in last night's State of the Union: "Citizenship means standing up for everyone’s right to vote. Last year, part of the Voting Rights Act was weakened. But conservative Republicans and liberal Democrats are working together to strengthen it; and the bipartisan commission I appointed last year has offered reforms so that no one has to wait more than a half hour to vote.Jan28
First: We are sad to report that our talented researcher (and sometimes clips sender) Kurt Walters is leaving us this week for a new opportunity. So, do you like fighting for a fairer democracy, campaign finance analysis, and spreadsheets? We're hiring a Research Analyst. Here's the job description.