Appearances, Publications & Speeches
How President Trump could use the White House to enrich himself and his family (The Washington Post)Nov 18, 2016
For the past 40 years, every president has placed his personal investments and assets in a blind trust while in the White House, or has sold everything and held cash equivalents. President-elect Donald Trump has made it clear that he does not plan to set up such a trust, which would require that his company be run by an outsider who has had no previous business relationship with Trump, and that there be virtually no communication between the outside trustee and Trump or his family during his administration.
Corte de Texas falla en contra de Larry Merchant, ex presidente de la mesa educativa del Distrito Escolar de Houston (Univision)Nov 16, 2016
The Campaign Legal Center's Danielle Lang appeared on Univision Houston on November 16, 2016. Watch here.
Danielle Lang joined the Campaign Legal Center in October 2015. She litigates a wide range of voting rights matters before state and federal courts.
- Nov 16, 2016
"It should be that the Legislature – the number swings back and forth depending on what the voters want," Greenwood said. "Whereas at the moment, it doesn't seem to matter what the voters want. We just continually get around 60 members of the state Legislature being Republicans."
- Nov 10, 2016
Trevor Potter, former head of the Federal Election Commission, says that represents a big conflict of interest for the president-elect.
"You're going to have a situation where the president appoints the head of GSA, and then the president's most visible asset in Washington is potentially subject to negotiation with that person over the terms of the lease and any changes in the lease," Potter says.
- Nov 7, 2016
Anyone looking at the 2016 presidential election can see American democracy is in trouble.
The public is feeling the direct impact of a broken campaign finance system. As many as 80 percent of voters believe the federal government – and the entire U.S. political system – is out of touch with the average citizens it is meant to represent.
Given the challenges at the federal level, the momentum for democracy reform is now in the states, from the grassroots level. Democracy reformers are taking steps to adopt new policies and proposals that would counter the corrupting power of money in state and local governments.
- Nov 1, 2016
On November 1, 2016, CLC President Trevor Potter delivered this speech at the College of Charleston's Annual Political Science Convocation regarding the issues of big money in politics.
- Oct 31, 2016
On Monday, Oct. 24, the Office of Academic Diversity and Inclusiveness (OADI) hosted Beloit College’s second #GetWoke panel of the semester. The session took place in the Richardson Auditorium at 7 p.m. and tackled the complicated nature of voting, particularly the controversial circumstances accompanying the 2016 election.