Campaign Finance

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
After marching 100 miles from Philadelphia to Harrisburg, a group of activists demanding that the Pennsylvania state government "get big money out of the political system" were arrested at the state Capitol on Monday for, as one observer put it , "chanting too loud." The March on Harrisburg protesters spent the first of the three-day civil...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Campaign finance reform advocates protest outside the Capitol building in Washington D.C., 2011. (Photo: takomabibelot/cc/flickr)
While it is conventional wisdom that money influences politics, researchers...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Sen. Dianne Feinstein's recent remarks against the Medicare-for-All bill were met with boos and chants of "single-payer now!" (Photo: Getty)
To the dismay of her constituents, Sen. Dianne Feinstein's (D-Calif.) refuses...

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...