Ever since the Citizens United ruling opened the floodgates to unlimited political spending (and even before), our friends at Open Secrets, The Campaign Legal Center, Common Cause, The Sunlight Foundation, Democracy 21, Public Citizen and countless other organizations have been working to turn back the tide. Click through to read about some initiatives democracy watchdogs are hoping will help clean up our elections and get money out of politics.1) NH REBELLION
In the tradition of Granny D, an activist who in 1999, at the age of 88, walked from Los Angeles to DC wearing a sign that said “campaign finance reform,” this group of New Hampshire citizens led by Rootstrikers founder Lawrence Lessig kicked off their campaign last month with a 185-mile march across the state. They hope to put an end to what they see as a legal system of corruption in our democracy by asking every candidate at every presidential event between now and the 2016 primary one question: “How will YOU end this system of corruption in Washington?”
By asking this question again and again in their rallies and via the Internet — and by encouraging Americans across the country to join them — they hope to make campaign finance reform the central issue of the 2016 campaign. Visit NHRebellion.org to learn more and get involved.