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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.
Campaign Legal Center sued the FEC after it deadlocked and dismissed CLC’s complaint alleging illegal coordination between Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign and the super PAC Correct the Record. Although CLC won this case, the Commission failed to conform with the court order. CLC has exercised its right to file a direct suit.
Campaign Legal Center Action is representing Voters’ Right to Know, the political action committee that wrote and campaigned for Arizona’s Proposition 211, formally known as the Voters’ Right to Know Act, a law approved by Arizona Voters in 2022.
CLC's work to ensure this protection against pay-to-play is enforced
The dependence of political candidates on wealthy special interests is a serious flaw in our political system, and makes elected officials responsive to their large donors rather than to the public. The tremendous power of special interest money in politics often drowns out the voice of everyday Americans, threatens our First Amendment freedoms, and erodes the foundations of our entire democracy. To restore fairness to our political system, CLC advocates for passing and enforcing strong campaign finance reforms that help guarantee a democracy responsive to the people.
These reform solutions include placing reasonable limits on funding of campaigns, complete transparency of campaign spending and public financing of elections. CLC helps enact such policies at the state, local and federal levels, and works to ensure that the Federal Election Commission enforces current campaign finance laws. CLC also defends laws that promote the First Amendment’s guarantee that every American has the ability to participate in the democratic process.