JP Morgan wants the Securities and Exchange Commission to help it keep political spending information from activist investors.
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.
End Citizens United released statement on CVS’s announcement it would temporarily pause PAC donations to both political parties
Despite massive increases in the number of small donors, the amount of money coming from big donors was still far greater.
Understanding the influence of corporate money in politics means looking beyond the obvious channels that have been studied.
There was an interesting new press release on the subject published at political action committee End Citizens
A newly released online data tool for detailing the role of police unions in local, statewide, and federal politics.
Although not all campaign spending is disclosed, we know that PACs, third-party groups, and other big donors dominate candidates’ funding.
Individual donors prefer to support ideologically extreme candidates while access-seeking PACs tend to support more moderate candidates.
More money to the political parties, rather than outside spending, produces more cohesion and less fragmentation within the party caucuses.
American professional sports owners have contributed nearly $47 million in federal elections since 2015, according to research by ESPN.