Articles By David Moore

Elections Primary category in which blog post is published

NYC Progressives Coalesce Around Campaign Finance Ballot Initiative

A coalition including national money-in-politics groups Every Voice and the public policy organization Demos, as well as good-government groups Reinvent Albany and major labor unions, rallied last week in support of a ballot initiative that seeks to strengthen New York City's campaign finance system.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

Paul Ryan-Linked Super PAC Dominates Spending in Race to Choose His Replacement

Eighty-six percent of outside spending in the battleground district has come from a Ryan-aligned super PAC, whose rush of fear-mongering immigration ads are funded largely by the billionaire mega-donor Adelsons.

Influence Primary category in which blog post is published

Take (Donors and Lobbyists) Out to the Ball Games

A Sludge data analysis finds that leadership PACs, which are less regulated than candidate committees, are spending on tickets for members of Congress to schmooze with lobbyists and campaign donors.

Tech Primary category in which blog post is published

Impacts of Sludge’s Reporting (So Far)

Sludge's investigative journalism has already had impacts to date: a public hearing and new legislation in the NYC Council, an elections complaint submitted by a watchdog group to the New York Board of Elections, donations returned from white supremacist candidates, and more.

Sludge in the news

Selected press, noteworthy links, Tweets and other social media mentions of Sludge's reporting. Documenting our investigative journalism's impacts on the landscape of money in politics.

Elections Primary category in which blog post is published

“Dark Money” Movie Can’t Stop Following The Money

"Dark Money", a documentary about shadowy election spending in Montana and transparency in campaign finance, is available online through October 31st on the POV Docs website.

Civil Token Sale Is Live

Blockchain (in addition to permanence) makes possible tokens, which make possible a registry, which makes possible community standards, which make possible network effects, which make possible more membership and subscription sustainability models for local news & investigative journalism.

New York Primary category in which blog post is published

NYC Council To Hold Public Hearing on #AbolishICE

Councilmember Carlos Menchaca's legislative push was inspired by a Sludge investigation in July that discovered ongoing NYC government contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Tech Primary category in which blog post is published

Sludge Runs on Civil + CVL

Civil announced this past Friday that its public CVL token sale is now open for registration on Token Foundry, and will commence on September 18th.