Majority of Americans Would Support Radical Campaign Finance Reform

By: Monday June 24, 2013 10:05 am

A majority of Americans are prepared to support extreme campaign finance reform. According to a new Gallup poll 50 percent of the country would support banning all contributions by individuals and instead have campaigns entirely funded by the government. From Gallup: This system outlined in this question is actually far to the left of any [...]

Group Pushes for Public Campaign Financing in New York

By: Thursday April 12, 2012 10:08 am

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 [...]

See Scott Run, See Scott Beg: Without Public Financing, Candidates Need to Please the Rich

By: 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. [...]

Prop. 15: Will California Vote to Curb the Political Power of Corporations?

By: 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.

Most Americans Say Our Two-Party System Is Broken: So How Do We Fix It?

By: 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 [...]

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