January 29, 2021 -
Now in control of the U.S. Senate, Democrats motivated by the Jan. 6 extremist attack on the U.S. Capitol are determined to pass legislation that will combat the current threats to U.S. democracy and fortify election systems that have been undermined by voter suppression and misleading claims of election fraud.
August 24, 2020 -
As a voting rights activist in Georgia, I understand the sacred importance of the hard-won ballot. But as a young Black man in America, I recognize that elections alone cannot save Black lives.
January 17, 2020 -
It's been a decade since the Supreme Court ruling opened a new era of Big Money influence in politics, heightening concerns over corruption and creating new barriers for lower-income candidates and candidates of color. But democracy advocates and their allies have responded by building a movement that links anti-corruption measures with broader reforms.
January 16, 2020 -
Since the U.S Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United 10 years ago, corporate campaign cash has poured into supreme court races across the South. With seats up for grabs this year in Arkansas, North Carolina, and West Virginia, that trend is likely to continue.
February 14, 2018 -
The news that North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest solicited millions of dollars from a Durham businessman for supposedly "independent" political groups highlights loopholes in state campaign finance law that need to be closed.
February 12, 2018 -
Eight years since the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision lifting limits on political spending, wealthy interests have gained even more influence over elections while transparency has suffered. But grassroots efforts are underway to shift power back to ordinary citizens.
February 24, 2017 -
Commissioner Ann M. Ravel, a Democrat, announced her resignation from the FEC this week, citing dysfunction and deadlock. With all of the commissioners' terms expired, she's calling on President Trump to appoint new members who'll enforce the laws.