Money in Politics

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.

League Opposes Termination of the EAC and Presidential Public Financing System

The League joined a letter sent to the Committee on House Administration opposing legislation that would terminate the Presidential Election Campaign Fund (HR 133) and the Election Assistance Commission (HR 634). The two bills would have a profound impact on the way elections are financed and administered. 

Open Letter to the U.S. Senate: Oppose All Campaign Finance Riders to Funding Bills

The League of Women Voters joins with allies to urge Senators to oppose all campaign finance riders and other “poison pill” riders to any CR or omnibus bill to be considered in the remaining days of this Congress.

Updating the Presidential Public Financing System is Key to Removing Big Money from Politics

For 25 years the presidential public financing system, which has put value on small donors in our electoral process, has served the nation well. Unfortunately, Congress failed to modernize the system, and the Presidential Election Campaign Fund is broken today.

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.