Fair Elections Now Act

Virtual Town Hall Today with Lead House Fair Elections Sponsor Rep. John Larson

Click here http://townhall.fairelectionsnow.org TODAY, February 25 at 6:00 P.M. EST for a virtual town hall meeting with Fair Elections Now Act (H.R. 1826) lead House sponsor, Rep. John B. Larson (D-Conn.).

 

Hear first-hand how the legislation will empower small donors and ensure that elections are about voters, not wealthy corporate interests.

 

Public Campaign Action Fund's David Donnelly In The New York Times

Public Campaign Action Fund National Campaigns Director, David Donnelly, has a letter to the editor in the New York Times today in response to an article on the recent retirement announcement by Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.).

 

Press Release On Reid Fundraiser Controversy And Need For Fair Elections

Public Campaign and Common Cause have issued a joint press release on Sen. Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) controversial request to delay a vote on an omnibus spending bill to attend a fundraiser.

 

Durbin: LBJ Couldn't Pass Medicare Today

Speaking about the Fair Elections Now Act at a forum at the Center for American Progress, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) commented that President Lyndon Johnson wouldn't have been able to pass Medicare today with the influence of campaign cash.

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Rep. John Larson Has the Answer

Lead House sponsor Rep. John Larson (D-Conn.) discusses the importance of the Fair Elections Now Act in the face of the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decision on Citizens United v. FEC in an interview with National Journal.

San Fransisco Chronicle Editorializes On Pending Supreme Court Case, The Fair Elections Now Act

Yesterday the San Fransisco Chronicle ran an editorial on the pending Supreme Court decision, Citizens United v. FEC, it's potential impact on the flow of corporate cash into our elections and the push for the Fair Elections Now Act.

 

The Philadelphia Inquirer Editorializes on Potential Influx of Corporate Money and Need for Fair Elections Now Act

Yesterday The Philadelphia Inquirer ran an editorial on the pending Supreme Court case that could allow a huge flow of corporate money into our elections and calls on Rep. Bob Brady (D-Pa.) to move forward with the Fair Elections Now Act.

 

New Public Campaign Action Fund Press Release Details Huge Sums Spent to Kill Health Care Reform

Public Campaign Action Fund has issued a press release today detailing the huge amount of campaign contributions and lobbying expenses being doled out by the HMO and insurance industries in their effort to kill health care reform.

 

Debate Would Look Different Without Flow of Industry Cash

An article today in the North Carolina Policy Watch blog explains how vastly different the current health care reform debate in Congress would be without industry cash flying around the Capitol.

 

The story goes on to mention the Fair Elections Now Act (H.R.1826), which has been co-sponsored by Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.), as a way to curtail the influence of health care industry campaign contributions.

 

Sen. Ben Nelson's (D-Neb.) Healthcare Industry-funded Campaigns Draws Fire

The Hill.com reports that Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) is taking heat for his opposition to the Obama administration's health care reform efforts in a new ad produced by Change Congress. Sen. Nelson has close ties with the health care industry and has received millions in campaign contributions during his three Senate campaigns.