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- Supporters of a 28th Amendment which would create a 4th branch of government to oversee, audit and distribute campaign contributions, returning the U.S. to a one-vote, one-voice democracy. A post-partisan social movement that hopes to join forces with organizations, communities and kindred spirits.
Almanac of Policy Issues: Campaign Finance Reform
- Current news, background on the McCain-Feingold "soft money" reform bill, and links on US campaign finance reform.
The American Prospect - Revitalizing Democracy
- A collection of news, resources, and organizations concerning government reform from The American Prospect magazine.
Americans for Campaign Reform
- Supporting public funding of campaigns as the nation's single most critical long-term public policy issue. Dedicated to stopping big money buying access and influence in Washington, dominating and corrupting politics.
Brookings Institute: Campaign Finance Reform
- Includes a sourcebook on campaign finance law and administration, a newly launched and continuously updates section on recent developments in campaign finance regulation, legislation pending in the US Congress, external links, and a public forum.
California Clean Money Campaign
- A campaign for clean elections legislation in the state of California.
Campaign Finance "Reform": The Good, the Bad, and the Unconstitutional
- Report published in July 1999 arguing against restrictions on campaign spending and "soft money" contributions on constitutional grounds. By James Bopp, Jr. of the Heritage Foundation.
Campaign Finance Information Center
- CFIC is dedicated to helping journalists cover campaigns more in-depth by following the campaign money trail.
The Campaign Finance Institute
- Conducts research and education, empanels task forces, and makes recommendations for policy change in the field of campaign finance.
Campaign Finance Search
- A searchable database of information regarding the election campaigns of many politicians in the USA.
The Campaign Legal Center
- Represents the public interest in strong enforcement of campaign finance laws.
Center for Responsive Politics
- The Center for Responsive Politics is a non-partisan, non-profit research group based in Washington, D.C. that tracks money in politics, and its effect on elections and public policy. The Center conducts computer-based research on campaign finance issues for the news media, academics, activists, and the public at large.
- U.S. citizens organization working to end special-interest politics and reform government ethics, largely through campaign finance reform.
- DM is a national student organization with a focus on campaign finance reform through clean elections systems.
Federal Election Commission: Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002
- Overview of the McCain-Feingold act.
Illinois Campaign for Political Reform Homepage
- Non-partisan group working to take big money out of Illinois politics. Updated campaign finance information on Illinois politicians.
The Joyce Foundation: Money and Politics
- Provides grants for projects to improve campaign finance restrictions, force broadcasters to improve coverage of public affairs, and seek to strengthen the independence and impartiality of the judiciary in the Great Lakes region of the United States.
Massachusetts Voters for Clean Elections
- Non-partisan citizen group working to reduce the influence of private money in the electoral process. Includes a description of the reform, FAQ, news, and how to get involved.
No Money Elections
- Working to amend the U.S. Constitution to completely prohibit private campaign spending, make political speech free in a public forum, and adopt uniform election rules.
ProPublica - Buying Your Vote
- Following the money in U.S. campaigns and elections.
ProPublica - Free the Files
- Project to identify secret donors who are funding outside groups to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to influence elections.
- Non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to sweeping campaign reform that aims to dramatically reduce the role of big special interest money in American politics.
- Proposes responsible campaign finance reform for Texas, one of only a few states that has neither contribution limits nor public financing. Includes a proposal, recent bills, and contact information for legislators.
UCB Libraries - GovPubs: Campaign Finance
- Annotated links to U.S., Colorado and international sources about campaign finance methods and issues.
Washington Public Campaigns
- A campaign for clean elections legislation in the state of Washington.
- Detailed, informative site about campaign financing in USA as it is today and what can be changed. Also contains detailed info about Dean, Kerry, and G.W. Bush presidential campaigns.
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign Finance Reform
- Nonpartisan coalition for campaign finance reform in Wisconsin. Provides online campaign finance record for state legislators.
- Working to reverse Citizens United, restore democracy, and save the Republic by supporting public funding of political campaigns.
The New York Times - Secret Money Fueling a Flood of Political Ads
- More than half of the general election advertising aired by outside groups in the battle for control of Congress has come from organizations that disclose little or nothing about their donors, a flood of secret money that is now at the center of a debate over the line between free speech and corruption. (October 10, 2014)
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