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Over the last 100 years, the political system has developed so that parties, and not people, control the outcome of the elections. From gerrymandering to ballot access laws, independent-minded voters and candidates have been systematically shut out of the political process. This section focuses on electoral reforms that can help re-shape our elections into the representative democracy it was meant to be. This section will follow the developments and changes made to our national, state and local electoral process.
The National Football League operates as a 501 (c) 6 non-profit association and has operated that way since the 1960s. This in no way means the NFL is a stranger to profit.
The Federal Elections Commission released findings Wednesday, analyzing filings for congressional and presidential campaign spending during the 2012 presidential election.
One of the biggest election spenders, American Future Fund, has recently emerged from the post-election calm by mounting a dedicated ad campaign to derail Chuck Hagel’s potential Secretary of Defense appointment.
Earlier this month, a prominent and award-winning political watchdog group in Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, had its budget cut in half after losing funding from one of its biggest donors.
Congressman James McGovern (D-Massachusetts) introduced two new amendments to the Constitution, Tuesday, in an attempt to overturn Citizens United and further congress’ ability to regulate campaign spending.