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.
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.
We join the DC Fair Elections Coalition in support of legislation to empower small donors and to reduce the influence of special interests in DC elections.
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.
League President Linda Beebe is quoted in The Washington Post on money in local DC politics.
League hosts a lively conversation on pay to play in DC politics with WAMU reporter Patrick Madden and Craig Holman of Public Citizen.