NPR: Groups push for public financing

This morning on NPR, Peter Overby interviewed several Fair Elections advocates about pushing for public financing of elections in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United v. FEC. You can listen to the piece below:

 

Along with Common Cause President Bob Edgar and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Public Campaign Action Fund's David Donnelly was quoted. Here's what he had to say:

 

David Donnelly, national campaigns director at the Public Campaign Action Fund, said the group polled 19 swing congressional districts and found strong support for the plan. He says 10 regional organizers are being put to work.


"We're also organizing political donors, to speak to the members of Congress that they support financially," Donnelly said. "We're also encouraging business leaders and former members of Congress to make their voices heard."

 

Since the decision was announced, major donors, faith leaders, top executives, and nearly 200,000 Americans have pushed back, citing the Fair Elections Now Act (S. 752, H.R. 1826) as the most effective, comprehensive response.