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Money & Influence 09.10.2020

Connecticut’s Citizens’ Election Program Shifted the Balance of Power to the People

Citizen-funded elections lead to healthier democracies and offer a guide to all citizens who believe that democracy is out of balance. Common Cause has been leading the nonpartisan charge for healthier democracy for 50 years, working at the national level and on the ground, state by state. We demand a democracy that works for all of us, but we can only do this together. Join us.

Money & Influence 09.10.2020

New Report: Amplifying Small-Dollar Donors in the Citizens United Era

Analysis shows how Connecticut’s Citizens’ Election Program shifted the balance of power to the people, diversified the legislature and led to better policies for everyday Americans in its first decade.

Money & Influence 06.4.2019

Protect the Citizens’ Election Program: There is No Going Back to the Wild West

The landmark Citizens’ Election Program represents the most comprehensive and successful effort to remove special interest money from the political system undertaken by any state in U.S. history. Since the launch of the program, Connecticut has made enormous progress, transforming Connecticut from an example of rampant wrongdoing after years of scandal or “Corrupticut,” to a national model.  It is not an overstatement to say that Americans across the nation look to our state as a model for the future of democracy. 

Money & Influence 01.10.2019

Reports on Connecticut Super PACs

Learn more about Connecticut super PACs and their agendas through our reports below. 

Money & Influence 10.19.2018

How Super PACs are Undermining Democracy in Connecticut

In a comprehensive review of all reported Independent Expenditures through October 11th, entitled “Who is Buying Your Election? A Pre-Election Guide to Connecticut Super PACs,” Common Cause in Connecticut and CT Citizen Action Group (CCAG) shine a light on how dirty money is corrupting the principle of one person one vote in Connecticut.

Money & Influence 03.23.2018

Citizens’ Election Program Flyer

Connecticut candidates for statewide and legislative offices now have the opportunity to choose the Citizens’ Election option to fund their campaigns. Instead of raising money from private interests, qualified candidates will receive public money from the Citizens’ Election Fund. Download our flyer on this program.

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