H.R. 1404 was introduced in the 112th Congress, which has adjourned.

It was reintroduced in the 113th Congress as H.R. 269.

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H.R. 1404: Fair Elections Now Act

Summary: To reform the financing of House elections, and for other purposes. (More Info)

H.R. 1404 was introduced in the 112th Congress, which has adjourned.

It was reintroduced in the 113th Congress as H.R. 269.

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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 77,117 Facebook fans 40,661 Twitter followers

The cost of a congressional campaign, as well as candidates’ need to raise large amount of money from special interests, has spiraled out of control. In the last election, the cost of the top ten competitive Senate races averaged $34 million per campaign – double what it was just four years ago.

One direct result of this race for campaign money is the perception by voters that candidates are too busy talking to Political Action Committees (PACs) or special interests to listen to their local community-based constituents. To address this compelling problem, the NAACP supports S. 750, the Fair Elections Now ...

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Common Cause 40,223 Facebook fans 11,159 Twitter followers

The Fair Elections Now Act would allow candidates to run for office on a blend of small contributions from individuals and limited public funds.

Candidates would qualify by raising a certain number of contributions of $100 or less from individuals in their home state. They would then receive a grant of Fair Elections funds for the primary and general election, and could continue raising unlimited small contributions. Each additional $1 raised would be matched by $4 from a new Fair Elections Fund, ensuring that candidates who use the system could compete even against well-financed opponents.

States including Arizona, Connecticut, Maine ...

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Public Citizen 30,321 Facebook fans 15,513 Twitter followers

The Fair Elections Now Act (H.R. 1404, S. 750) would fight corruption by enabling candidates for Congress to run viable campaigns based on small-dollar donations from real people, matched by public funds, so they could avoid taking cash from corporate lobbyists, CEOs and other special interests.

Instead of spending time asking for money from lobbyists and corporate special interest groups, candidates for elected office would be able focus their attention on voters in the communities they represent.

In the wake of the unlimited corporate spending allowed by the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. Federal ...

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Public Campaign 2,504 Twitter followers

The Fair Elections Now Act would allow candidates to run competitive campaigns for office by relying on small donations from people back home. Fair Elections Now Act would let members of Congress focus on their constituents instead of raising money from lobbyists or other special interests. Candidates would raise donations of $100 or less from their home state, which would be matched on a five-to-one basis.

http://www.publicam...ctions-introduction

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Main Street Alliance 702 Facebook fans 1,129 Twitter followers

By creating a voluntary alternative to the big money chase, this legislation will free up candidates for office to spend more time hearing from small business owners and other constituents in their districts, and less time courting the favor of deep-pocketed special interests. It will ensure that the winners of elections will be free to champion the concerns of their constituents, not hamstrung by the need to pay back favors to big money donors. And it will restore faith in the integrity of our democracy.

http://mainstreetal...ct-April-8-2011.pdf

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