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Money & Influence 05.21.2019

George Washington to Citizens United: A History of Campaign Finance Reform

First in a series of articles looking at the past, present, and future of campaign finance reform, originally posted at The Well News.

Voting & Elections 02.4.2019

For the People Act is Actually By the People, Too.

The "For the People Act" (H.R. 1) is a bold, comprehensive set of solutions that did not originate in Congress. These ideas came from the people and have been won in cities and states from coast-to-coast, making the act, "by the people," too.

Money & Influence 08.27.2018

Volunteer Voices lifts the voices of Common Cause advocates nationwide

Martin G. Evans is a long-time advocate and volunteer at Common Cause Massachusetts and is professor emeritus of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. This essay was originally published by the Boston Business Journal.

Money & Influence 07.26.2018

Small Dollar Donor Laws Continue to Win Coast-to-Coast

Hedrick Smith is an award-winning journalist whose documentary, The People vs. The Politicians, will air on MSNBC this fall helping to tell the good news of the growing people's movement to preserve our voices and votes in our democracy.

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