In the past decade, the largest manufacturer of voting machines in the country, has routinely wined and dined a select group of Georgia lawmakers.
Political Lobbying articles on Democracy Chronicles
Political lobbying is a legal practice of petitioning the government enshrined in the Constitution but has been supersized in the modern era by well-financed lobbies having outsized impact on government decision making. Efforts to highlight and correct the oversized impact that the powerful few have over government will be highlighted in this section. Also see our sections on American democracy and Money Politics.
Coke funded group undermined China’s efforts to keep obesity rates in check by overemphasizing importance of physical activity rather than dietary habits.
Palm oil industry is deploying tactics similar to those of the alcohol and tobacco industries to influence research into the health effects of its product.
U.S. legislation funding $867 billion in food and agriculture programs scheduled to be signed by U.S. President Donald Trump this week.
Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno on Monday suspended his vice president, who faces allegations that as congresswoman she took kickbacks from a staff member.
D.C. Council cast vote on critical pay-to-play legislation limiting contributions from District contractors to elected officials over contracting process.
ProPublica honored with free speech award for “Trump Town,” for revealing President Trump’s political appointees, with federal lobbying & financial records.
Those wishing to affect pending legislation should present their arguments, publicly, in hearing rooms provided for the purpose — and that should be the absolute limit of their personal contact with our elected representatives.
The FEC should stop lawmakers from using leadership PACs to award themselves travel, entertainment, sports tickets and golf club memberships.
Legal action seeks to limit energy lobby’s political spending by targeting monopoly power companies like Duke Energy who spend customer revenue lobbying.