There can be no doubt whatsoever that America’s campaign finance regime is a wild west that diminishes the power of the many.
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This Public Financing of Elections section has news on multiple countries that choose to use government funding to run campaigns, a practice widespread in South America and Europe. The mechanisms for this can be quite varied, ranging from direct subsidy of political parties to government matching funds for certain types of private donations (often small donations) to exemption from fees of government services (e.g. postage) and many other systems as well. Also check out our sections on American democracy or Money Politics.
Seattle’s democracy vouchers which some people call “monopoly money” actually translate into real cash for local political campaigns.
Despite corporations promising to halt donations to Republican lawmakers who backed Trump Republican fundraising is little hurt.
New York City’s Campaign Finance Board recently awarded an unprecedented $37 million in matching funds to candidates for public office.
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.