Campaign Finance

Julia Conley, staff writer
"This landmark campaign finance legislation bans corporations like Amazon and Bank of America from infiltrating the city’s electoral process."
Jon Queally, staff writer
"Thank you to everyone contributing to this effort so far - this is a big deal," Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said on Sunday regarding her newly launched Courage to Change PAC. "Help us build a war chest to support progressive red-to-blue seats, bold incumbents, and newcomers to Congress alike." (Photo: via Courage to Change PAC)
Congresswoman from New York withholds dues from the party machine and launches...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, pumps his fist in the air toward supporters as he arrives to speak during a campaign rally at Civic Center Park on September 9, 2019 in Denver.
"What we are proving on this campaign is that one does not need to beg the...


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...