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Money & Influence 06.9.2023

Connecticut Legislature Commits to Citizens’ Election Fund for Gubernatorial Candidates

"This is a continuation of Common Cause’s late President Karen Hobert Flynn’s work to make campaigning for office accessible to all Connecticut residents — not just the wealthiest among 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 09.16.2017

Gov. Malloy MustVetoBudget Bill andProtect the Citizens' Election Program

In the strongest possible terms, Common Cause in Connecticut and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut condemns the the Connecticut legislators who voted to destroy Connecticut’s landmark Citizens’ Election Program (CEP) in last night's budget votes. Governor Malloy must protect the program and veto this harmful budget. 

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