After the Capitol protests of Jan. 6, top defense contractors are avoiding making PAC donations, a major change in their political giving.
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.
Big Tech has surpassed Big Oil, Big Tobacco, with Amazon and Facebook spending almost twice as much as Exxon, Philip Morris in 2020.
There is a quick and efficient way to increase support for H.R. 1, the franchise expansion bill even as the Senate minority tries to kill it.
There can be no doubt whatsoever that America’s campaign finance regime is a wild west that diminishes the power of the many.
Just one college wins the March Madness showdown, but the higher education was a huge winner in the Democrats’ stimulus package.
The bill would repeal “right to work” laws, prohibit employers from using common tactics to discourage employees from joining unions.
JP Morgan wants the Securities and Exchange Commission to help it keep political spending information from activist investors.
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.