Hundreds of millions of dollars, funneled through nonprofit organizations, are spent on election ads. The proposed IRS rules will help ensure the nonprofit form is not abused by those who want to anonymously spend massive sums on elections.
Elections are dominated by big donors who can afford to buy political access. Comprehensive campaign finance reform, including public financing, is needed to empower those average voters who are shut out under the current system.
In a friend-of-the-court brief, the Brennan Center explained that the Supreme Court’s expansion of corporate political speech in Citizens United provides no basis for recognizing religious rights in for-profit corporations.
In its publication, Money for Nothing, Unshackle Upstate rails against comprehensive campaign finance reform, including the public financing of elections. However, the paper's claims have already been refuted repeatedly.
Our Founders feared corruption. They did not want government beholden to narrow, elite interests. Aggregate contribution limits are exactly the type of protections the Founders envisioned. The Supreme Court must uphold them.
The Brennan Center applauds the launch of New York's Project Sunlight database, a searchable portal that discloses meetings among government officials, individuals and entities with business before those officials.
In a friend-of-the-court brief, the Brennan Center explained how striking down aggregate contribution limits would allow wealthy donors unfettered access to and influence over elected officials, mirroring the pattern of donations to Super PACs.