American flag and 100 dollar bill

Campaign Finance

Campaign Finance

The Latest on Campaign Finance

Ultra Featured Article
Super Featured Article

Campaign Finance Cases and Actions

CLC sued the FEC for failing to enforce federal transparency laws, enabling Big Tent Project, an entity funded by secret money, to avoid reporting its contributions, expenditures and debts. The FEC has failed to protect the public’s right to know who is seeking to influence elections.

Status Active

CLC joined Common Cause Rhode Island and the League of Women Voters of Rhode Island in filing an amicus brief in federal appellate court to support Rhode Island’s defense of its transparency law for groups that spend significant amounts of money to influence state elections.  

Status Active

CLC sued the FEC for its failure to act on the administrative complaint filed against Heritage Action for not disclosing who paid for its election advertising during the 2018 election cycle, violating federal law and depriving voters of the right to know who funded its spending to influence congressional races.

Status Active
Every eligible citizen should have a voice in our democracy, not just the wealthy few.
CLC Provides Guidance at the State and Local Level
Map of USA made up of many people

CLC works on the ground in cities and states fighting for a better democracy. We serve as an expert resource to citizen organizations working to improve democracy in their own neighborhoods. CLC provides model legislation, model ballot initiatives and specific expert guidance to help ensure that local reform measures are effective and will stand up in the courts.

CLC Poll Finds Voters Want Campaign Finance Laws Enforced
Federal election Commission

CLC commissioned two bipartisan polls of that confirm voters are deeply concerned about “corruption in the political system” and want the FEC to take a more active role in enforcing campaign finance laws.

CLC Watchdogs Calls Out Finance Violations
Rudy Giuliani speaking at a podium with a Trump/Pence sign on the front

In July 2018, CLC uncovered how the Soviet-born associates of Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani laundered six-figure contributions to President Trump’s super PAC through a shell corporation. Our campaign finance complaint resulted in the October 2019 arrest of the two suspects.

Stephen Colbert with Trevor Potter
Speak to one of CLC's legal experts