A large coalition of very large donors, businesses and activists are pushing for New York to adopt a system of publicly financed elections. From New York Times: An unusual and well-heeled coalition, trying to tap public anger over the flood of money into politics, is pushing to enact a public financing system for elections in [...]
|By: Jon Walker Thursday April 12, 2012 10:08 am|
|By: Jon Walker Monday March 7, 2011 8:33 pm|
Think Progress caught something you rarely see on tape, but it is prevalent in our political culture–it is a politician directly begging a billionaire one-on-one for money. Here is Sen. Scott Brown telling David Koch how helpful the thousands he funneled into his last race were and how he would like some more this time. [...]
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday June 8, 2010 10:56 am|
Today is Election Day in 11 states–don’t forget to vote! In California, voters can take a small step toward public financing of elections by supporting Prop 15.
|By: Jon Walker Saturday May 15, 2010 9:00 am|
Americans across all political ideologies agree on one thing: Our current two-party political system is broken. According to the new NBC/WSJ poll (PDF), only a tiny minority–15 percent–think our two-party system works fairly well. Fifty-two percent say it has real problems but can work with some improvement, and 31 percent think it is seriously broken [...]