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Campaign Legal Center is participating in the defense of Maine Question 2, known as the “Prohibit Foreign Spending in Elections Initiative,” in four lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the initiative. CLC represents Protect Maine Elections, the ballot measure committee that was founded to help draft and enact Question 2.

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OpenSecrets and Campaign Legal Center filed suit against the FEC after it failed to respond to their Petition to promulgate new disclosure rules for “special-purpose” accounts maintained by national political party committees. CLC and OpenSecrets sued to force the FEC to do its job and ensure full transparency of the funds flowing into and out of these supercharged party accounts.

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Meta Platforms, Inc. has challenged a Washington state law requiring online platforms to provide information to the public about the funding and targeting of political ads run on their platforms. CLC is supporting the state of Washington in its defense of this disclosure law. 

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Apr 25

Removing Financial Barriers to Running for Office

CLC will host a discussion with experts and former candidates about these innovations — those that have already been implemented and others that have been proposed — and discuss what else can be done to break down financial barriers to running for office and make holding political office an obtainable goal for all Americans.

Thursday, April 25th, 2024

11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET • Virtual