Campaign Finance

LWVDC Testifies on DC Fair Elections Funding

LWVDC Testifies on DC Fair Elections Funding

LWVDC testifies in favor of fully funding and staffing the DC Fair Elections program, with appropriate robust oversight and enforcement, and fully transparent in an accessible and reasonable way for access by the general public.

League supports small donor empowerment bill for the District of Columbia

League supports small donor empowerment bill for the District of Columbia

The League of Women Voters of the District of Columbia supports the Fair Elections Act of 2017, and we urge its passage along with funding mechanisms to ensure effective implementation.

A Welcome Step: D.C. Fair Elections Bill Reintroduced

The DC Fair Elections Bill was reintroduced today in DC Council. This legislation would make matching funds available to candidates who seek small donations and reject campaign contributions from Big Business.

Reducing the Corrupting Influence of Money in Politics

President Obama called for “reduc[ing] the influence of money in our politics, so that a handful of families or hidden interests can’t bankroll our elections” during his final State of the Union speech. As we mark the sixth anniversary of Citizens United v. FEC, here are four solutions for fighting the influence of money in politics.