Campaign Finance

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
"Democracy means one person, one vote. It does not mean billionaires like Sheldon Adelson buying elections," said Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)
Julia Conley, staff writer
"It's not often that the president's lawyer goes on television and appears to...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
"And there's no way to dress this up," said Michael Avenatti. "You can try to...


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...