Washington Post: “How Jeb Bush made a mockery of ‘exploring’ a presidential campaign”

June 7, 2015

Check out this article in The Washington Post about Jeb Bush’s Super PAC strategy — and how it “makes a mockery” of campaign finance regulations. “How Jeb Bush made a mockery of ‘exploring’ a presidential campaign” By Chris Cillizza June 4 Finally, after months and months of hand-wringing, fingernail-chewing and nervous pacing, the world will know June […]


Sanders and Clinton tackle Citizens United

May 27, 2015

This month, presidential hopeful and senator Bernie Sanders made the pledge to only appoint Supreme Court justices who support overturning Citizens United: And now, Hillary Clinton is following suit: This is exactly the leadership we need. As the top tier candidates for the Democratic nominee, Sanders and Clinton show great fortitude in the fight for […]


Fight for donor disclosure — tell Congress to pass the K.O.C.H. Act!

May 13, 2015

Here are the names of some real groups that attacked President Obama in 2012: “RESTORE OUR FUTURE” “AMERICAN CROSSROADS” “CLUB FOR GROWTH” “AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY” “FREEDOM WORKS” They sound innocuous enough. But they’re actually right-wing front-groups for the likes of Karl Rove and the Koch Brothers. Voters deserve to know who’s behind the deceptive ads […]


Bernie is in!

May 2, 2015

It’s official — Senator Bernie Sanders is running for president! If you’re a supporter of meaningful campaign finance reform, you’re in luck. Senator Sanders has long been a vocal critic of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United. On day one, Sanders predicted the disastrous effects of this case: This ruling will “give control of […]


Big news from Hillary Clinton!

April 18, 2015

Hillary Clinton just announced her long awaited presidential bid. And for supporters of campaign finance reform, this is a very big deal. Why? Hillary Clinton put campaign finance reform at the forefront of her campaign. Calling it one of the “four pillars” of her platform, Clinton’s attention to the aftermath of Citizens United is a […]


Let the games begin — Ted Cruz’s Super PAC haul

April 8, 2015

If it wasn’t clear that we’ve entered a new era in campaign finance cash, it sure is now. To kickoff his presidential bid, Super PACs associated with Senator Ted Cruz announced a haul so massive, even a Republican veteran strategist called it “unbelievable.” Mr. Cruz now has a staggering $31 million in his war chest. […]


A silver lining to the Republican budget debate?

March 26, 2015

The Senate is voting tonight on the Republicans’ horrendous budget which repeals Obamacare, destroys Medicare, and would deal a massive blow to the economy. Bernie Sanders is planning to add an amendment to the bill which would begin the process for a Constitutional Amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United. “Are we […]


How the Koch Brothers could end Obamacare as we know it

March 15, 2015

Days ago, the Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of King v. Burwell. The plaintiffs in this case are pushing a dubious argument to attack the Affordable Care Act, but the conservative majority on the Supreme Court could very well go along with it. What’s at stake? Millions of Americans live in states that […]


In the past 5 years…

March 10, 2015

It’s been more than 5 years since the Supreme Court’s fateful decision in Citizens United v F.E.C. Since then we’ve seen: — The rise to power of Charles and David Koch — The invention of the “SuperPAC” — The unconstricted flow of money into our elections What’s happening before us is a fundamental erosion of […]