Press Release

PRESS RELEASE: How Will Romney and Obama address our big money system?

Public Campaign Action Fund issued a press release today asking President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney how they would address our big money-dominated political system.

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PRESS RELEASE: Supreme Court Once Again Sides With Wealthy Special Interests

Public Campaign issued a press release today condemning the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in American Tradition Partnership, Inc. v. Bullock. Earlier this year, the Montana Supreme Court upheld the state’s century-old Corrupt Practices Act that banned direct expenditures in elections for state offices.

PRESS RELEASE: NRA Political Spending Highlights Troubling Consequences of Special Interest Influence

Public Campaign Action Fund issued a press release today detailing the political spending by the National Rifle Association (NRA) in Florida, and what role that money may have played in passing controversial legislation in the state that is at the center of the horrible Trayvon Martin story.

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PRESS RELEASE: Obama Must Provide Muscular Plan to Save Our Ailing Democracy

In a press release this morning, Public Campaign Action Fund argued that President Obama’s decision to green-light super PAC money in support of his re-election means that talk is no longer enough and he must provide—and execute—a muscular plan to save our ailing democracy.

PRESS RELEASE: The Key to the Keystone Bill is Big Money

Forty-four Senators who introduced legislation today backing the controversial Keystone XL pipeline received $22.3 million in campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry since 1989, according to analysis by Public Campaign Action Fund and 350.org.

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PRESS RELEASE: Watchdog Applauds Warren-Brown Outside Money Agreement

In a press release this morning, Public Campaign Action Fund praised the agreement reached by Massachusetts U.S. Senate candidates Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown, and urged that the agreement become a model for other races around the country.

Gregg Harper Should Work to Improve--Not Eliminate--Presidential Public Financing

“you know, if it wasn't for special-interest groups coming to see us, we wouldn't have anything to do.”

That's a quote from Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) at the 2009 hearing on the Fair Elections Now Act, a bill that would bring a small-dollar matching system to Congress. Now Rep. Harper is leading an effort to eliminate the presidential public financing system.

PRESS RELEASE: New Majority Shows Signs of Business-as-Usual in Washington, D.C.

Public Campaign Action Fund issued a press release today on how the newly-elected majority in the House is fully embracing the big money special interest culture in the Capitol. Politico reported this morning on the controversal decision by incoming Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) to hold a $2500-a-plate fundraiser at the posh W Hotel with singer LeAnn Rimes.

PRESS RELEASE: Reps. Lewis and Sensenbrenner Stand Up For Energy Interests

Public Campaign Action Fund issued a press release today detailing how longtime Republican Reps. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.) and Jerry Lewis (R-Calif.) have pledged to reward big oil and coal interests after taking huge amounts of industry cash. 

 

PRESS RELEASE: Campaign for Fair Elections Announces House Panel to Bring Up Fair Elections for Vote

The Campaign for Fair Elections issued a press release announcing that the Committee on House Administration will take up and vote on the Fair Elections Now Act in the next few weeks.