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Have you heard the latest predictions for November? They say that every Senate race in the country will have at least one Super PAC bullying its way into our mailboxes, inboxes and television screens. To really turn the ship around and allow communities to stop the influence of big money in politics, we need a federal constitutional amendment that would allow us to limit campaign contributions and spending.

With your help, we sent a strong message with the passage of Amendment 65. And three of our Members of Congress have already co-sponsored an amendment. But our work is far from over. Please consider a gift to support Colorado Common Cause today.

 

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Prisons & Profits: The Political Expenditures of the Private Prison Industry in Colorado

Since the mid 1990’s, the growth in for-profit prisons in Colorado has been accompanied by a growing surge in political expenditures by the for-profit prison industry. From 1998 to 2012, the most active company in the Colorado for-profit prison industry gave $124,000 to political candidates, committees, PAC’s, and parties in Colorado, and spent $204,976.42 million on lobbying.

Read the report.


Tips on Doing Your Own Colorado Campaign Finance and Lobbying Research

Here in Colorado, we have strong disclosure laws for both campaign finance and lobbying information. It can be intimidating, though, to do the research in systems not considered user friendly anymore. If you're not sure where to start, this may help you get going.

Short guide to campaign finance and lobbying research.