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The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and How to Make a Vote Today Pay Off Tomorrow

Here's a recap of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's (PCAF) work from December 5 through December 9, 2011.

Rep. Donna Edwards Responds to Occupy Protesters--with Fair Elections

Last Friday, Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) was confronted by Occupy protesters at a fundraiser. The protesters were there taking aim at the role of big money in politics. The fundraiser was charging from $5,000 to $75,000 for a seat. Edwards responded to the protesters as she left the event.

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and How the GOP House Will Stop at Nothing to Further Empower Special Interests

Here's a recap of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's (PCAF) work from November 21 through December 2, 2011.

"Awash in Money"

Yesterday, Democratic Caucus Chair, Rep. John Larson, announced that House Democrats would push for several campaign finance proposals in the month of December.

"We continue to believe that this whole system is awash [in] money and needs reform," Larson told reporters in the Capitol. "The public is increasingly wising up to that. I think you're going to see several proposals emanating from our committees and from Democratic leaders in our caucus."

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.

Anti-Corruption Watchdog Blasts Lobbying Firm for Planned Attack on Occupy Wall Street

When news broke on Saturday morning of a leaked memo from a top Washington, D.C. lobbying firm spelling out a plan to undermine the Occupy Wall Street movement, Public Campaign Action Fund issued this press release.

Freshman GOPers a Quick Study in D.C. Fundraising Culture

"They might be rookies, but freshman Republicans are becoming Washington fundraising pros."

One Lockout Ends, Another Rages On in Washington, D.C.

Millions of Americans rejoiced yesterday when a fierce negotiation involving billions and billions of dollars resulted in a deal that both sides are content with. No, I’m not talking about the debt ceiling impasse, which continues to threaten the economy, and America’s reputation all over the world.

NEW VIDEO: Interview With Fair Elections Now Act Sponsor, Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.)

Earlier this week, Public Campaign was on Capitol Hill and we caught up with Fair Elections Now Act (S. 750, H.R. 1404) sponsor, Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.). Check out the interview below:

 

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and the Special Interest Lap Dog and Pony Show

Here's a round-up of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's work for the week of July 5-July 8, 2011.