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Money in Politics

Elections should be about the voters not big money interests. It’s time to limit SuperPACs and secret donors to protect representative democracy.

Why it matters

Reducing the influence of big money in our politics makes our elections fairer. Voters have the right to know who is raising money for which political candidates, how much money they are raising and how that money is being spent. Our elections should be free from corruption and undue influence and should work so that everyday Americans can run for office, even if they aren't well connected to wealthy special interests. 

What we're doing

We fight to reform money in politics in Congress, with state legislatures, with the executive branch and, where appropriate, the courts. We are deeply committed to reforming our nation's campaign finance system to ensure the public's right to know, combat corruption and undue influence, and enable candidates to compete more equitably in public office and allow maximum citizen participation in the political process. 

Money in Politics In Depth

The League of Women Voters celebrated the record number of women serving in the House and Senate this year with a reception for the female members of Congress.

This bill will make elections fairer and put power back in the hands of the American people.

LWVUS joined a letter opposing the inclusion of three troubling anti-democracy riders from the 2019 spending package.

The League of Women Voters sent a statement for the record in support of HR1.

Small donor, public matching funds provide an opportunity for candidates to consider running for office who otherwise might not.

The League of Women Voters strongly urges members of the U.S. House to vote for HR1, the For the People Act.

The League sent a memo to the U.S. Senate urging members to support and co-sponsor a companion bill to HR1, the For the People Act.

The League joined with coalition partners on a letter sent to the chairmen of the Senate Finance Committee and House Ways and Means Committees urging them to protect and maintain the Johnson Amendment.

The League and members of the Declaration for American Democracy Coalition sent a joint statement from diverse groups to the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of HR1, the For the People Act.
 

Members of the LWVUS Lobby Corps visited members of the U.S. House urging them to support HR1, the For the People Act.