First Empirical Research of Facebook Political Ads Demonstrates the Need for Legislative Solution that would Deter Foreign Interference in ElectionsApr 16, 2018
The 21st century realities of online political advertising have overwhelmed our country's capacity to hold rule-breakers accountable. The Honest Ads Act would begin to fix this problem."
- Apr 11, 2018
CLC is trying to compel ICE to release documents that disclose their operating agreements with a private prison in Washington State to learn more about GEO Group's role as a federal contractor.
- Apr 6, 2018
CLC is looking forward to Mr. Zuckerberg’s active support for the Honest Ads Act, that would give voters and law enforcement agencies the tools they need to detect and deter foreign interference.
- Apr 5, 2018
CLC obtained a new ethics memo from the Environmental Protection Agency with additional insight on how Administrator Scott Pruitt identified what he considered to be comparable rentals. It shows that the agency official did not have all the information before passing judgement on Pruitt's condo rental.
- Apr 4, 2018
CLC and Issue One called on the IRS to enforce penalties against Americans for Job Security, one of the top spenders of political dark money in recent years, for failing to file three years' of mandatory tax returns.
CLC Complaint Alleges John Bolton Super PAC’s Connection to Cambridge Analytica Resulted in Campaign Finance ViolationsMar 30, 2018
CLC filed a complaint with the FEC alleging that the John Bolton Super PAC’s work with Cambridge Analytica resulted in unlawful coordinated communications during the 2014 election cycle.
- Mar 27, 2018
The decision to add a citizenship question to the census is purely political, and could have a destructive effect on the accuracy of the data we rely on to structure our democracy.
Complaint: Mississippi Senate Candidate Chris McDaniel Engaged in Brazen Coordination with Mercer-Backed Super PAC ‘Remember Mississippi’Mar 26, 2018
WASHINGTON – Today, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) alleging that Remember Mississippi, a super PAC funded by national GOP megadonors Robert Mercer and Richard Uihlein, illegally made contributions to Mississippi U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel. Among other things, the Remember Mississippi super PAC, which was formed by McDaniel’s assistant, took the unprecedented step of organizing, funding and advertising three McDaniel campaign events, which included speeches expressly advocating for McDaniel’s election in front of a “McDaniel U.S. Senate 2018” backdrop.
- Mar 13, 2018
Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the Fair Elections Act, a voluntary system that will allow qualified candidates an initial grant followed by matching funds on small donations in District elections. Campaign Legal Center (CLC) is part of the DC Fair Elections Coalition and testified in support of the bill at a committee hearing.
President Trump Should Act on OSC Recommendation to Take Disciplinary Action Against Kellyanne ConwayMar 6, 2018
The question now is whether the White House will uphold the Hatch Act, as it is up to the White House to decide how high-level employees like Conway should be disciplined. The willfulness of Conway’s violation makes clear that anything less than removal from the federal service or a lengthy unpaid suspension will not deter future misconduct on her part.