On DISCLOSE Act's Passage, Congress Should Move Forward with Fair Elections Now Act
Thu, 06/24/2010 - 3:29pm
Washington, D.C.—With today’s successful vote on the DISCLOSE Act, Congress has shown it is moving, however imperfectly, to take on special interest influence in Washington, D.C., but there is more to be done, according to campaign watchdog Public Campaign. The DISCLOSE Act creates much needed transparency in our political process and the U.S. House of Representatives should now move to pass the Fair Elections Now Act, legislation that would cut the campaign cash link between Congress and BP, Goldman Sachs and other big money special interests.
Supreme Court Injects Chaos into Arizona Elections
Tue, 06/08/2010 - 11:30am
Washington, D.C.-Public Campaign and Common Cause released the following statement today in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's order today blocking the release of matching funds to candidates for office in Arizona who have opted into their Clean Elections program.
Campaign for Fair Elections applauds new “accountability and transparency” package
Tue, 05/25/2010 - 1:04pm
Washington, D.C.-Leading national campaign reform groups Public Campaign and Common Cause today praised the new "accountability and transparency" package being put together by 20 to 30 freshman members of Congress. According to reports, the legislative package will contain the Fair Elections Now Act, which would sever the ties between special interest cash and members of Congress, and give voters a louder voice in what happens in our nation's capitol.
Fair Elections Now Act Reaches 150 Co-Sponsors
Thu, 05/20/2010 - 8:34am
Washington, DC—The Fair Elections Now Act has gained its 150th co-sponsor, Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), showing rapid momentum to change the way Washington works, according to the Fair Elections Now coalition. The growing support for Fair Elections, championed by House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (D-Conn.), is a sign of increasing momentum by Congress and Main Street America to put the public interest ahead of the special interests.
Memo: The DISCLOSE Act and Fair Elections
Mon, 05/03/2010 - 12:04pm
On Thursday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) introduced the DISCLOSE Act, legislation aimed at blunting the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC. The legislation is important, but falls short of solving the problem with big money in politics.
Congress’ response to Citizens United must go further
Thu, 04/29/2010 - 9:06am
Washington, DC—Legislation introduced today by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) to blunt the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. the Federal Elections Commission is important, but must go further to address the problem of big money in our political process, according to campaign finance watchdogs Public Campaign and Common Cause.
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