CLC’s Trevor Potter Highlights How FEC Failures Require Court and Congressional Action

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The Federal Election Commission
The hearing room at the Federal Election Commission. Photo by Casey Atkins/Campaign Legal Center.

In an op-ed for The Hill last week, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) President and Founder Trevor Potter spoke of the ongoing issues stemming from inaction by the Federal Election Commission (FEC), an agency he previously led as commissioner and chair, as well as the need for other parts of our government to step up where the agency is letting voters down.

To reduce political corruption, we need a stronger FEC to enforce campaign finance laws and hold political candidates and their donors accountable. If the agency doesn’t protect voters, the judicial system must step up and enforce the law and Congress must pass legislation that will compel the FEC to do its job and protect our First Amendment rights.

To learn about this ongoing issue and CLC’s proposed solutions, check out the op-ed here.

Brendan is a senior communications manager for campaign finance and ethics issues at CLC.
Trevor Potter's Time on the Federal Election Commission