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Supreme Court

The McCutcheon campaign finance ruling is only the latest in a series of bad decisions that have sparked growing grassroots resistance.

IRS building

New IRS regulations for 501(c)(4) groups may damage the ability of everyday Americans to have an impact on the political process.

990 form

Recently filed tax returns shed light on some of the dark money that flooded the campaign season.

Dollarocracy

Special interests dominate Washington and undermine our democracy.

The good news is that things have gotten so bad, almost everyone agrees we need to make big changes.

MoneyOut/Voters In Day

We all know the damage done by corporate money in politics. On January 19, we have the opportunity to do something about it.

Voting

From Senate races to state and city referendums, Americans made clear they wanted to limit the corrupting power of corporate money.

Barack Obama

In the next four years—and beyond—progressives must create the political space for the president to represent the majority of Americans.

The Wisconsin senate candidate rejects the idea of corporate personhood.

'Citizens United' and the Corporate Court

Giving corporations the inalienable right to buy elections.

Blogs

Grassroots movement forces Washington to get serious about real reform of a broken campaign-finance system.

July 10, 2014

McConnell fights for “the little guy” at a secret billionaire summit.

June 18, 2014

A judiciary subcommittee holds the first hearing ever on the need for a constitutional remedy to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United and McCutcheon rulings.

June 5, 2014

Watch John Nichols at the Kansas City Library as he talks about his book Dollarocracy.

May 22, 2014

In case after case, the Court is expanding the power of corporations and the very wealthy while making it harder for ordinary citizens to fight back.

May 20, 2014

North Carolina Congressman Walter Jones beats the bankers, the lobbyists and the neocons.

May 7, 2014

Congress will consider necessary response to Citizens United and McCutcheon rulings.

April 30, 2014

North Carolina Congressman Walter Jones is a conservative backer of fair elections. Big Money wants him out of the House.

April 7, 2014

The Supreme Court may want more money in politics, but the American people do not. Wisconsin towns, villages and cities overwhelmingly back a call to amend big money out of politics.

April 3, 2014

By striking down limits on aggregate campaign donations, the Supreme Court just supercharged the influence and reach of wealthy campaign donors.

April 2, 2014