New York City’s Campaign Finance Board recently awarded an unprecedented $37 million in matching funds to candidates for public office.
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The lack of access to sufficient funding from their parties and external networks is a major obstacle to women participation in politics.
Most people don’t know it yet but there are democracy vouchers. Seattle is paying voters $100 for voting for their favorite mayor this week.
A bipartisan letter of support by former FEC leaders urges Congress to take more steps to ensure FEC reforms in H.R.1/S.1.
Despite massive increases in the number of small donors, the amount of money coming from big donors was still far greater.
MapLight is partnering with the City and County of Denver, Colorado, to build a new campaign finance system to advance government transparency.
Ian Vandewalker and Kevin Morris of Brennan Center argue that public campaign financing offers candidates a way to run without chasing megadonors.
FEC vice chairman Matthew Petersen resigned Monday effective Friday. His resignation leaves the election cop with a decision-making body shy of a quorum.
Election advocates urges Gov. Cuomo to embrace a recommendations outlined in a letter that would guide how an election law panel would function.
Huge win for reform advocates a the Washington Supreme Court unanimously confirmed the constitutionality of Seattle’s innovative public financing program.