Campaign Finance

Nika Knight, staff writer
The 2016 presidential election is on track to be the most expensive in history, with widespread disenfranchisement. And President Obama can and should take executive action to put a stop to the billions of dark corporate dollars funding politicians this campaign season, argue a coalition of Democracy Awakening movement leaders and public interest...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Unencumbered by much in the way of campaign finance regulation, Wall Street...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
A person claiming to be a U.S. lawmaker—one who may or may not still purport to...

Further

A year after the death of Aaron Swarz, who convinced him to take up the fight, academic and activist Lawrence Lessig has launched the MAYDAY Citizens' SuperPAC, an ambitious campaign to fight corruption in American politics by raising enough money - starting with $1 million in 30 days - to elect legislators who will pass meaningful campaign finance reform. Likening the effort to leaping off a high building, but also "the beginning of hope," Lessig describes his "unstoppable walk to political...