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Campaign Legal Center (CLC) Action filed suit on behalf of End Citizens United against the FEC after it dismissed a complaint alleging the Trump campaign illegally solicited unlimited contributions to the super PAC America First Action. CLC Action is suing the FEC to force it to do its job and hold the Trump campaign accountable for violating the laws designed to limit money’s influence on politics.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) submitted a letter to Justin Levitt, White House Senior Policy Advisor for Democracy & Voting Rights, and Kristen Clarke, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice, offering suggestions regarding implementation of Executive Order 14019. Attached are six additional letters to specific federal agencies identifying ways they can assist in expanding citizens’ opportunities to register to vote and to obtain information about, and participate in, the electoral process.
Today, an opinion was filed in the Americans for Prosperity v. Xavier Becerra case. This case focuses on 501(c)(3) organizations disclosing their donors in accordance with the law. Campaign Legal Center filed an Amicus Curiae in this case.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) submitted the attached letter to the chair of the North Carolina House Committee on Rules, Calendar, and Operations, urging the chair and committee to oppose anti-transparency legislation that is before the committee. The bill, S.B. 636, would make information about donors to 501(c) nonprofit organizations confidential and prohibit the disclosure of donor information, subject to narrow legal exceptions.
Americans for Prosperity Foundation has failed to comply with California state law by providing its list of donors with the AG's office. They are challenging the law. CLC filed a brief in favor of the law, which seeks to protect taxpayers against fraud.
On May 20, 2021, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) and Issue One (IO) submitted a letter to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Commissioner Sean Cooksey urging his support for a rulemaking petition to ban lawmakers from using leadership PAC funds for personal expenses.
CLC filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) alleging that the Democratic dark money group Big Tent Project Fund, which spent nearly $5 million in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary and appears to have a major purpose of influencing federal elections, violated the law by failing to register as a political committee and publicly disclose its donors.
On May 19, 2021, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed suit against the Federal Election Commission (FEC) for failing to act on our administrative complaint demonstrating that the Big Tent Project Fund, a nonprofit 501(c)(4) corporation, violated federal campaign finance law by failing to register as a political committee, to publicly disclose its donors, and to report all of its independent expenditures exceeding $250. CLC's administrative complaint has been pending with the FEC for more than a year.
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.