This story is by Ciara Torres-Spelliscy in Brennan Center for Justice:
A few months ago, I was giving a book talk at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University when someone in the audience asked what I meant by the phrase “dark money.” I took a deep breath and explained for what felt like the 100th time the impact of Citizens United v. FEC and the $1 billion in political funding that groups that do not disclose their donors have spent in the decade since that decision, also known as “dark money.”
I was saddened that many people still don’t know about the pernicious effects on democracy from this tool used by wealthy interests to manipulate politics in secret. The good news is that there are ways to fight back, including by changing corporate and securities laws.
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