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For Immediate Release: 9/11/14
Senate Vote on Amendment: A Historic Leap Forward for Democracy
Statement of Robert Weissman, President, Public Citizen
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For Immediate Release: 9/9/14
‘People’s Pledge’ Cut Outside Spending in Rhode Island Democratic Gubernatorial Primary
Statement of Adam Crowther, Researcher, Public Citizen’s Congress Watch Division
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For Immediate Release: 9/8/14
Historic U.S. Senate Vote; Democracy for All Amendment Is Common Sense
Statement of Robert Weissman, President, Public Citizen
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For Immediate Release: 9/4/14
One Million Comments Urge the SEC to Stop Secret Corporate Political Spending
In a record-breaking demonstration of support, more than one million comments have been submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) calling on the agency to take immediate steps to require publicly traded corporations to disclose their use of corporate resources for political purposes to their shareholders.
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For Immediate Release: 9/3/14
As Senate Vote Looms, Poll Shows Strong Support Across Party Lines for Constitutional Amendment to Curb Money in Politics
Voters across party lines overwhelmingly oppose the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling and strongly support a constitutional amendment to overturn the decision and curb the influence of money in politics, a new bipartisan poll shows.
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For Immediate Release: 9/3/14
Groups Ramp Up Pressure on Key Senators Ahead of Citizens United Vote
Powered by over 3,000,000 petitions, activists from national and local groups are holding rallies at Senate offices this week urging Senators to back a constitutional amendment to curb money in politics
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For Immediate Release: 8/28/14
Investors, Activists, to Announce One Million Supportive Comments for Political Spending Disclosure Petition at Securities and Exchange Commission
Press conference in which supporters of a petition calling on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to promulgate a political spending disclosure rule will announce that a record-breaking one million comments have been filed in support of the petition.
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For Immediate Release: 8/21/14
Reported Bank of America Mortgage Fraud Settlement Highlights Need for Transparency
Statements by Lisa Gilbert, Bartlett Naylor and Robert Weissman, Public Citizen
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For Immediate Release: 8/13/14
Poll Shows Strong Bipartisan Support for Agreement by Candidates to Curb Avalanche of Outside Spending
A new poll commissioned by Public Citizen shows strong bipartisan support among voters for an agreement more candidates are entering to curb the influence of outside spending in their campaigns.
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For Immediate Release: 7/31/14
Attacking Lobbyist Corruption at its Core: Campaign Money
Bennet Legislation Would Set Limits on Campaign Fundraising by Lobbyists
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