Appearances, Publications & Speeches
- Sep 13, 2016
Campaign Legal Center Associate Counsel Brendan Fischer appeared on WHNT News 19 to discuss 501(c)(4) organizations.
- Sep 13, 2016
Rachelle Akuffo and CLC Policy Director Meredith McGehee talked about transparency and conflicts on interested regarding the 2016 presidential candidates.
- Aug 30, 2016
Even if everything the Associated Press has reported so far about the link between donations to the Clinton Foundation and access to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is confirmed—including the most damning allegations—nothing that has been revealed to date is likely ever to be prosecuted.
- Aug 29, 2016
The California Assembly should vote Monday to pass Senate Bill 1107, which would improve citizens’ ability to engage in the democratic process by empowering local governments to establish citizen-funded elections.
- Aug 27, 2016
Deputy Executive Director Tara Malloy appeared on NJTV News weighing in on New Jersey's Election Law Enforcement Commission.
“Your campaign finance laws are only as good as your enforcement and your enforcement will depend entirely on commissioners or officials on the enforcement agency,” said Campaign Legal Center Deputy Executive Director Tara Malloy.
Malloy represents the Campaign Legal Center, a pro campaign finance reform organization based in Washington D.C. She says it’s not an atypical situation. In a sense, the agencies are created by the officials who are then subject to the laws.
- Aug 9, 2016
On August 9, 2016 CLC Policy Director Meredith McGehee spoke at NCSL's Legislative Summit on the “Campaign Finance: What It All Means” session.
- Aug 3, 2016
Last week, a federal appeals court struck down North Carolina’s omnibus voter suppression law — a law so jam-packed with voting restrictions targeted at poor, minority communities that its moniker was the “monster law.”
The decision was handed down alongside a spate of other federal decisions in the past two weeks blocking voter restrictions and voter ID requirements in Wisconsin, Texas, North Dakota and Kansas. Some of these laws had been rushed through and passed following the U.S. Supreme Court’s devastating 2013 blow to the Voting Rights Act, which for 50 years had protected voters from discriminatory laws like poll taxes, literacy tests and the like.
- Jul 14, 2016
The role of corporate money has become so obscene that in the 2016 election, a corporationnot financially supporting political conventions is apparently a newsworthy case of “man bites dog. But given the longstanding federal ban on corporate support for nominating conventions, why are corporations in the business of paying for our political conventions at all? That’s the subject of the Campaign Legal Center’s report, Funding the Presidential Nominating Conventions: How a Trickle of Private Money Turned into a Flood. Over the years, the Federal Election Commission has shredded the laws that explicitly ban corporate spending on conventions. Now, corporate interests and wealthy individuals gain political access and influence over government officials by spending tens of millions of dollars to fund nominating conventions. The public is rightfully discouraged and disgusted by how they are being shut out of their democracy. Public funding of the conventions was the right idea that was undermined by the FEC and eventually Congress.
- Jul 5, 2016
Photo by Sarah Holm/The Chautauquan Daily
On July 4th, 2016, CLC President Trevor Potter delivered this speech at The Chautauqua Institution, a non-profit organization. It is a historic lakeside community dedicated to the exploration of the best in human values and the enrichment of life.