• Feb10

    Clips Round-up for 2/10/14

    Submitted by on Feb 10, 2014

    Campaign Finance
    OfBy: Letters in support of the Government By the People Act
    Check out some of the great letters to the editor praising cosponsors of the Government By the People Act.

  • Feb07

    Clips Round-up for 2.7.14

    Submitted by on Feb 07, 2014

    In Politico this morning: 60 major political donors have signed an open letter calling on Congress to take action on reform similar to the Government By the People Act introduced this week.

  • Feb06

    Clips Round-up for 2/6/14

    Submitted by on Feb 06, 2014

    Rep. John Sarbanes' bipartisan Government By The People Act (HR 20) was introduced yesterday with 130 original cosponsors. Here are some details on how this bill would raise up the voices of everyday people in the political process.

  • Feb05

    Clips Round-up for 2/5/14

    Submitted by on Feb 05, 2014

    Today, Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) will be joined by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and over 100 House members as original cosponsors of the Government By the People Act (HR 20), a bill to lift up the voices of everyday people in the political process through empowering and encouraging small dollar donors. If you're in DC, there's a press conference at 11 am in the Capitol Visitors Center--email me for info.

  • Feb04

    Clips Round-up for 2/4/14

    Submitted by on Feb 04, 2014

    Tomorrow (Wednesday, February 5): Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and other special guests will introduce the Government By the People Act during an 11 am press conference in the Capitol Visitors Center. Interested in attending? Let me know!

  • Feb03

    Clips Round-up for 2/3/14

    Submitted by on Feb 03, 2014

    Holy fourth quarter fundraising reports, Batman!

  • Jan31

    Clips Round-up for 1/31/14

    Submitted by on Jan 31, 2014

  • Jan30

    Clips Round-up for 1/30/14

    Submitted by on Jan 30, 2014

    Year-end fundraising reports are due to the FEC tomorrow. Politico's Byron Tau offers some suggestions of what to look for in the filings.

    I'd add: who raised money or held fundraisers during the shutdown?

  • Jan29

    Clips Round-up for 1/29/14

    Submitted by on Jan 29, 2014

    President Obama in last night's State of the Union: "Citizenship means standing up for everyone’s right to vote.  Last year, part of the Voting Rights Act was weakened.  But conservative Republicans and liberal Democrats are working together to strengthen it; and the bipartisan commission I appointed last year has offered reforms so that no one has to wait more than a half hour to vote. 

  • Jan28

    Clips Round-up for 1/28/14

    Submitted by on Jan 28, 2014

    First: We are sad to report that our talented researcher (and sometimes clips sender) Kurt Walters is leaving us this week for a new opportunity. So, do you like fighting for a fairer democracy, campaign finance analysis, and spreadsheets? We're hiring a Research Analyst. Here's the job description.