Government Reform

The government should serve voters, not corporate special interests. Public Citizen works to empower ordinary citizens, reduce the influence of big corporations on government, open the government to public scrutiny, and hold public officials accountable for their misdeeds.

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Combat Conflicts of Interest

Tell the SEC: Force Disclosure


The Financial Services Conflicts of Interest Act would block the revolving door between Washington and Wall Street. Learn more and take action.
 
The SEC is considering the public's request to require publicly traded companies to disclose political contributions. Tell the agency to finalize a rule this year. Take action. 
   

The Bright Lines Project

Big Spenders, Local Elections


Much of the dark money in elections comes from nonprofits. The Bright Lines Project seeks regulatory and legislative solutions to clarify the role of nonprofits in elections. Read the report.
  In this report explores several local elections that the 501(c)(4) group Americans for Prosperity sought to influence with outside spending. Read the report.
   

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