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Manufacturers of Forever Chemicals Give Generously to House Members
Chad Outler | January 14, 2020
Opponents of a bill to give the EPA more power over hazardous "forever chemicals" received 20 percent more in campaign contributions from the chemicals’ manufacturers than supporters.
2018 Fair Elections in Berkeley
Bergen Smith, Hamsini Sridharan, Laura Curlin | December 19, 2019
Berkeley's new system of publicly funded elections has empowered candidates to run for office based on the strength of their community support, reduced the influence of special interests in Berkeley elections, and amplified the voices of small donors in the political process.
Facebook, Google and Twitter’s political ad policies are bad for democracy
Ann M. Ravel | December 18, 2019
As the 2020 election approaches, social media companies shouldn't be self-policing when it comes to political ads.
We Must Address Online Voter Suppression to Protect Our Democracy
Ann M. Ravel |
The bedrock of a representative democracy is participation. When individuals are prevented from voting — whether through increased physical barriers or through digital deception — that undermines our entire political system.
Defense Contractors Covering More Than Half of U.S. With Corporate PAC Dollars
Frank Bass |
Major Pentagon contractors have been the largest corporate PAC donors across more than half of the U.S. during the current election cycle.
Zuckerberg and Trump’s Quid Pro Quo
Daniel Newman |
Mark Zuckerberg has rigged the rules of Facebook political advertising, making him complicit in lies and voter manipulation. The result is the most powerful propaganda amplifier in history, boosting campaigns that traffic in falsehoods.
Tell Facebook to Stop Spreading Political Lies
Alec Saslow |
Facebook must immediately start fact-checking all political ads to help protect the integrity of our democracy.
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