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S. 750: Fair Elections Now Act

Summary: A bill to reform the financing of Senate elections, and for other purposes. (More Info)

S. 750 was introduced in the 112th Congress, which has adjourned. It has not yet been reintroduced.

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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

Statement by Bob Edgar on introduction of Fair Elections Now Act

Today’s introduction of the Fair Elections Now Act offers Congress a chance to spare itself and the country from an all-consuming chase for special interest campaign contributions in 2012. By letting candidates run on a mix of small donations from individuals and matching public funds, this legislation would put participating candidates in closer touch with the people they hope to represent and break the grip big-money interests have on our political system. It’s time to get it passed.

http://www.commonca...nlnet/content2.aspx ...

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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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Brennan Center for Justice 19,022 Facebook fans 8,811 Twitter followers

Providing public financing for federal elections is a necessary, effective, and constitutional response to last year’s game-changing Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. FEC. The Fair Elections Now Act fights corruption and the appearance of corruption by reducing elected officials’ dependence on large donors. It encourages constituent-focused campaigns, and increases the power and participation of small donors in elections. Ultimately, public financing restores voters to their central role in our democracy.

With Citizens United, the age-old problem of big money in politics has reached a historic inflection point. In that case, the Court overturned decades of law restricting ...

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Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) 17,420 Facebook fans 6,644 Twitter followers

The Fair Elections Now Act would allow federal candidates to choose to run for office without relying on large contributions, big money bundlers, or donations from lobbyists. Instead, candidates would be freed from constant fundraising to focus on what people in their communities want.

The Fair Elections Now Act may be the only real remedy to Citizens United, last year’s Supreme Court decision that left the electorate at the mercy of corporate America’s financial largess, greatly diminishing the integrity of both our elections and elected officials. It would not be hyperbolic in the least to suggest one of ...

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Alliance for Justice 30,570 Facebook fans 57 Twitter followers

The Corporate Court's track record shows a striking tendency to elevate corporate profits and private wealth over individual rights and personal freedoms. Forty percent of the cases on today's Supreme Court docket involve or are significant to big business, a 10% increase since 2005. The Court is siding with powerful corporate interests at record rates: in the 2009-10 term, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, had one of its most successful years before the Court, winning 81% of their cases. In closely divided cases, the five most conservative justices side with big business 85% of the time--and in ...

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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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Democracy Matters 1,448 Facebook fans 1,433 Twitter followers

Support: http://durbin.senat...8-b078-695ba907795f

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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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