Democracy

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Seeking Signatures, Ballot Campaigns Face Social Distancing Challenges

Organizers working to gather petition signatures seek to protect public health and safety while qualifying for the November ballot.

Election Security Primary category in which blog post is published

As He Blocks Election Security Bills, McConnell Takes Checks from Voting Machine Lobbyists

The bills McConnell is blocking would subject the voting machine vendors to new cybersecurity regulations and could reduce their overall sales to states.

New York Primary category in which blog post is published

NY Assembly Leaders Get Very Little Dough from Actual Humans in Their Districts

In the wake of the New York Assembly’s surprise punt on creating a public campaign finance system, a new report highlights the extent to which Assembly leaders rely on corporations and out-of-district donors to fund their campaigns.

Dark Money Primary category in which blog post is published

Bill Criminalizing Dark Money Disclosure is Passed by Michigan House

The bill now heads to to Gov. Snyder for his signature or veto.

Michigan Primary category in which blog post is published

Darker Money: Michigan Senate Passes Bill Making Dark Money Disclosure a Crime

The bill comes as Michigan’s Secretary of State-elect has pledged to increase transparency of dark money

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.

South Dakota Primary category in which blog post is published

Opposition to South Dakota Amendment to Regulate Lobbyists Funded by… Lobbyists

Meanwhile, six people from outside of South Dakota account for $150,000 of the roughly $400,000 that the support campaign raised.

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).

Gerrymandering Primary category in which blog post is published

ALEC Launches Effort to Protect Gerrymandering from Judges

Efforts to limit the courts' role in creating district maps come as 2020 redistricting looms.