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Recent Campaign Finance Cases and Actions

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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End Citizens United PAC (ECU), represented by Campaign Legal Center Action (CLCA), filed suit against the FEC after the agency dismissed a complaint alleging the Trump campaign illegally solicited unlimited contributions to a super PAC. ECU sued to force the FEC to do its job and hold the campaign accountable.

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Campaign Legal Center Action is representing Voters’ Right to Know, the political action committee that wrote and campaigned for Arizona’s Proposition 211, which requires major campaign spenders to disclose the true sources of money behind campaign media spending.

CLC Action is helping to defend the law in federal court.

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Aug 20

CLC Event Focuses on Need for Stronger Digital Ad Transparency Laws

Congress and the Federal Election Commission should create stronger transparency rules and enforcement laws for digital ads. 

Thursday, August 20th, 2020

ET • Virtual

Windows for different websites stacked on top of each other showing Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Google ads

Jul 22

Neal Simon Discusses New Book and Democracy Reform at CLC Event

Former U.S. Senate candidate Neal Simon shares 10 reforms to improve our democracy. 

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

ET • Virtual

A portrait of Neal Simon in front of a window

Sep 29

CLC’s Paul Smith in Conversation with Martha Minow, CLC Board Member and Former Dean of Harvard Law School

Minow's book highlights the multiple challenges and crises that American media faces and offers potential solutions based in constitutional law.

Friday, September 29th, 2023

ET • Virtual

Martha Minow leaning on a railing

Oct 19

Funded by the People: What We Learned from D.C.’s Fair Elections Program

CLC hosted an event about how public financing benefits candidates and voters in Washington D.C. and elsewhere. 

Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

ET • Virtual

A person holds a sign while sanding among other candidate signs on a sidewalk corner

Sep 28

The Freedom To Vote in 2021—What You Need To Know

CLC hosted a panel on trends in voting access and the impact of proposed federal legislation on voters across the nation. 

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

ET • Virtual

Close up of a woman's hands putting an envelope into a large blue mailbox.

May 19

A Conversation with John Raidt About "Politics, Inc."

During the event, Raidt discussed issues with political division and how we can address them to create a stronger democracy. 

Thursday, May 19th, 2022

ET • Virtual

A woman wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat points her finger and yells at a person driving by in a car holding up a "Black Lives Matter" sign.

Sep 22

SCOTUS Watch: What the Upcoming Supreme Court Term Means for Democracy

CLC's event focused on anti-democratic trends in the Roberts Court's decisions and what these could mean for democracy cases next term. 

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

ET • Virtual

Front of the U.S. Supreme Court building under a dramatic sky with clouds

Feb 17

Redboxing 101: How Campaigns & Super PACs Openly Undermine Democracy

Video of Campaign Legal Center's virtual event, "Redboxing 101: How Campaigns & Super PACs Openly Undermine Democracy." This event was held on February 17, 2023 and featured panelist discussion of the issue of redboxing and its impact on federal, state and local elections. 

Friday, February 17th, 2023

ET • Virtual

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Sep 29

Is the FEC Ready for 2024?

Before the 2024 election gets going in earnest, campaign finance experts from Campaign Legal Center and Brennan Center for Justice examine the current state of the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

Friday, September 29th, 2023

ET • Virtual

federal election commission empty chairs

Jul 18

Soft Money's Increased Role in the 2024 Election

Despite federal laws directly prohibiting soft money, candidates continue to look for way to inject massive amounts of soft money into their campaigns, which opens the floodgates for outside spending.

Tuesday, July 18th, 2023

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm ET • Virtual

A straw hat with a red white and blue ribbon and a "Vote" button on it sitting on top of a pile of money