Campaign Finance Reform

Midwest Democracy Network: Campaign Finance Reform

The explosive flood of special interest money into our political system has lead to a growing mistrust of government. Reforms in our campaign finance system aim to diminish the power of money in politics and government by promoting honesty, accountability and transparency.

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August 05 2009 at 04:15 PM

MALDEF census launch

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The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund in Chicago launched an education and awareness campaign to encourage Latinos in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska to participate in the 2010…

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July 31 2009 at 03:13 PM

Friday marks Ohio’s deadline for Semi-Annual Campaign Finance Report

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Ohio Citizen Action wrote a letter to the Ohio legislature Friday marking the deadline for the state’s Semi-Annual Campaign Finance Report and urging lawmakers to “remember that voters deserve to examine this information when it is pertinent.” The letter…

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August 07 2009 at 04:24 PM

Great Recession hits Michigan money-in-politics sector

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It appears that the Great Recession has finally reached the money-in-politics sector of Michigan’s economy. Michigan’s top political action committees (PACs) are accumulating funds at their slowest pace since 2003, according to data compiled by the Michigan Campaign Finance Network…

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July 28 2009 at 02:33 PM

Report analyzes money in healthcare debate

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The Public Campaign Action Fund released this July “Advancing Healthcare Reform Through the Swamp of $187 Million in Iterested Political Money,” which examines how special interests and lobbyists are influencing elected officials in charge of reforming the healthcare…

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