The Brennan Center works tirelessly to advance vital, national election reforms that protect and enhance our democratic system by expanding voter participation and curbing the influence of money in politics.
Congressional campaign finance reform champions have introduced three public campaign financing bills, each of which would greatly amplify the voices of small donors in federal elections. This chart compares and contrasts the major provisions of the legislation.
Business, civic and philantrophic leaders in New York State urge Governor Cuomo to advance campaign finance reform, through public financing and matching funds for small donors, in the 2013 legislative session.
The future of campaign finance reform must include an effort to bolster the power of small donors by amplifying their political voice. The report is the first to show how a small donor matching fund model — used successfully in New York City, and elsewhere — could work for Congressional elections.