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On April 8, 2021, Giffords and Campaign Legal Center Action (CLCA) supplemented their complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) alleging that the National Rifle Association's (NRA) super PAC, the NRA Victory Fund, violated its reporting obligations.
On April 7, 2021, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) alleging that Sen. Ted Cruz's campaign committee, Ted Cruz for Senate, violated federal law by using up to $18,000 in campaign funds on Facebook ads promoting the sale of Cruz's book.
Congress should pass and President Joe Biden should sign into law the comprehensive set of democracy reforms outlined in H.R. 1/S. 1 to advance the freedom to vote, strengthen ethics laws, end partisan gerrymandering and decrease the influence of wealthy special interests in our political system.
On April 1, 2021, Campaign Legal Center (CLC), Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), Common Cause and League of Women Voters of California (LWV) submitted an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to uphold California’s law that requires charitable groups active in the state to file nonpublic tax reports – Schedule Bs – with the state Attorney General (AG) listing their largest donors.
On March 31, 2021, the district court issued an opinion declaring that Virginia Beach’s system of election violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act by diluting the voting strength of Black, Latino, and Asian American voters, enjoining the use of that system and granting the plaintiffs’ request for attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses.
The city of Virginia Beach has used an at-large voting system to elect members to the City Council since 1966. The lawsuit asks the court to change the City’s election system to one that would allow minorities to elect their candidates of choice to the City Council.
On March 31, 2021, Campaign Legal Center Action (CLCA) and Common Cause Georgia filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) alleging that True the Vote and the Georgia Republican Party violated federal campaign finance law by illegally coordinating ahead of the January 2021 Senate runoff elections.