In the ongoing voting wars in Ohio, the Franklin County GOP chair had this to say over the weekend: "I guess I really actually feel we shouldn’t contort the voting process to accommodate the urban — read African-American — voter-turnout machine. Let’s be fair and reasonable."
We're looking for two smart, hard-working, and ambitious campaign organizers. Know any? http://campaignmoney.org/jobs_campaigners.
Also, if you're following the Richard Cordray vote in the Senate today, we've pulled Wall Street numbers here: http://campaignmoney.org/press-room/2011/12/06/background-memo-will-wall-street-money-sway-cfpb-nomination-votes.
Campaign Finance/Fair Elections
Measure to curb union, corporate clout qualifies
Here's a recap of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's (PCAF) work from November 7 through November 18, 2011.
A study released today by the Institute for Policy Studies showed that 25 out of 100 of the top earning CEO's were actually paid more in compensation than their company's paid in federal taxes.
Deficit supercommittee members have close ties to many lobbyists
"More than 100 former staffers of the bipartisan, bicameral supercommittee members have gone to work for entities that lobby Congress, according to data collected by the Center for Responsive Politics." And that's why we need disclosure and a break from fundraising.
Here's a round-up of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's work for the week of Aug 8-Aug 12, 2011.
The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and the Roberts Court 5's Love Affair with Corporations and Big Money Interests
Here's a round-up of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's work for the week of June 27-July 1, 2011.
Today Public Campaign released a report detailing the actions of twelve top U.S. corporations, known as corporate tax dodgers, that spent over $1 billion in political money over the past decade to help maintain their tax breaks and corporate loopholes.