As this day marks the 50th anniversary of the march on Washington, the New York Times editorializes on how the fight for voting rights continues.
Despite vast progress, the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision limiting the Voting Rights Act only opens the door to more struggles in the states.
Heather McGhee, the Vice President of Policy and Outreach at Demos and a Public Campaign board member, joined The Nation's Ari Berman on Melissa Harris Parry Saturday to discuss the latest efforts by North Carolina lawmakers to make it harder to vote, which Ari wrote about last week.
I've got your perfect Washington influence story here: Drywall safety bill passed by Congress was watered down by the industry so that *voluntary* safety regulations are decided by a committee of drywall manufacters and homebuilders. Congress pats itself on back.
Campaign Finance/Fair Elections
Citizens United Rules Stall at FEC
“After almost 18 months of discussions, memorandums and regulatory debates, the Federal Election Commission failed Wednesday to begin its process for updating regulations in light of the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United.”
Public Campaign President and CEO Nick Nyhart joined with David Donnelly, national campaigns director for Public Campaign Action Fund, in writing the following the piece that will appear in the April 25th edition of The Nation magazine. The full article is available on their website (if you're a subscriber), or you can read it below.