DC Moving Ahead on Fair Elections
June 29, 2017
Common Cause President Karen Hobert Flynn is among the witnesses this morning as the District of Columbia City Council subcommittee considers the Fair Elections Act of 2017, an ordinance that would add the nation’s capital to the list of jurisdictions embracing a small dollar donor based campaign finance system.
Big Victory in the Fight Against Big Money
June 6, 2017
On Monday night, the Howard County (MD) Council voted 4-1 to stand with their constituents and establish the Citizens’ Election Fund.
Women Face Political Obstacles, but Can Overcome Them
May 22, 2017
Two women who’ve seen firsthand the institutional and structural barriers that confront women running for political office - and have demonstrated that those barriers can be overcome - shared their insights on women in politics this morning with an audience of politically minded women.
On BCRA's Anniversary, A Reminder
March 27, 2017
On the 15th anniversary of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA), it’s worth noting that not so long ago there was a bipartisan consensus that our campaign finance system is corroding our democracy and a bipartisan commitment to improve it.
Ravel Departing FEC With a Challenge to the President
February 21, 2017
Through nearly four years as a member of the Federal Election Commission, Ann Ravel fought the good fight to rein in the power of big money in politics; she departs with a challenge to President Trump to overhaul the agency by staffing it with commissioners who are serious about enforcing campaign finance laws.