Campaign Finance

Let your voice be heard – write to newspapers and other publications

Click the link to read an editorial written by RCDC member Fred Shaefer of Sperryville: http://www.richmond.com/opinion/your-opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article_8a89c3bf-9159-5695-896a-bccc500cef4c.html#.VOYf8nSOmnY.gmail

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The Effects of Citizens United: GOP campaigns flooded with special interest cash

Below is an exceprt from a January 14th Times Union article entitled, “Super Pacs sway GOP.” To read the entire article click here. It goes back to politics before we had campaign finance reform and Watergate,”  said David  Woodard, a professor of political science at Clemson  University and a South Carolina Republican strategist. “It’s just a complete  […]

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The Story of Citizens v. FEC: Why Democracy Only Works when People are in Charge

The folks at the Story of Stuff Project have launched a new video: The Story of Citizens v. FEC: Why Democracy Only Works when People are in Charge The video explains in easy-to-understand terms why corporations should not be entitled to the same rights people have.

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Co-sponsor the DISCLOSE Act

In January of 2010, the Supreme Court strengthened corporations’ grip on our government and political process with a dangerous ruling, overturning more than 100 years of election law.  To combat the new, unregulated corporate influence over elections, Senators Schumer and Leahy unveiled the DISCLOSE Act — because Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending […]

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A Message to Democrats from Ralph Bates

RCDC member Ralph Bates submitted this message, which he emailed to many of his friends. Good people, I have no way of knowing to what extent you are engaged in the upcoming election.  While Tip O’Neill provided wisdom with his statement “all politics is local”, I think this year “that is so last week” – […]

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