- Apr 6, 2018
Montanans for Community Development (“MCD”) v. Mangan is a challenge to Montana’s disclosure laws, which serve to protect voters’ ability to know who is behind the election advertising they see, read, or hear. The laws at issue require political groups that spend money to influence Montana voters to disclose basic information about their finances so that voters are able to evaluate the electoral messages they receive.
- May 24, 2018
CLC submitted comments to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on internet ad disclaimers. CLC explains the importance of disclaimers for keeping voters fully informed about the person or group disseminating political messages.
- Apr 16, 2018
A research study, produced by University of Wisconsin Professor Young Mie Kim, in conjunction with CLC and Issue One, is the first empirical reserach of political ads used on Facebook to influence the 2016 elections. The research supports the need for the Honest Ads Act.
- Apr 11, 2018
CLC filed a complaint with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on April 11, 2018 to compel U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to release documents that disclose their operating agreements with a prison in Washington State. This information would reveal whether the private prison operator GEO Group is a government contractor, which would make their contributions to the pro-Trump super PAC in 2016 illegal.