Tag Archives: Citizens United

Crowdfunder Wants To “Buy” Senator Toomey’s Vote

An adjunct community college professor in Pennsylvania is crowdfunding to “buy” Senator Pat Toomey’s vote against Education Secretary DeVos. Being fed up with what she sees as corruption in Congress, Katherine Fritz, started a GoFundMe campaign hoping to raise more … Continue reading

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Democrats Push SEC to Regulate Political Spending

The must-pass Omnibus Spending compromise includes a provision stuck in by Republicans that prohibits the Securities and Exchange Commission from using 2016 funds to regulate corporate political spending disclosures. However, a raft of Democrats have written to SEC Chair Mary … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Take on The Titans

Can the crowd counteract the power of the super-rich? As President Obama’s last campaign has shown, small donations can sometimes speak loud enough to counteract large contributors. Crowdfunding gets political again as filmmakers Carl Deal and Tia Lessin have raised … Continue reading

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