MapLight research on the influence of money and politics.
Frank Bass | February 04, 2018
A heavily redacted section in AAN’s annual tax return known as a Schedule B shows the conservative organization made it through an entire year without receiving a single donation smaller than $5,000. The AAN reported receiving almost $14.6 million in contributions and grants during its 2015-16 tax year, with a single $5.9 million contribution amounting for more than one-third of all donations.
Margaret Sessa-Hawkins | February 02, 2018
Margaret Sessa-Hawkins | January 30, 2018
A week after announcing its refusal to release a section of its 2016 tax return that could be used to determine the number of large donations it received, the flagship political organization of the billionaire libertarian Koch brothers indicated it would also attempt to shield basic information about its 2014 and 2015 contributions from public view.
Andrew Perez | January 25, 2018
Margaret Sessa-Hawkins and Andrew Perez | January 23, 2018
Hamsini Sridharan | January 18, 2018
A new report by MapLight tells the story of a successful 2016 campaign to reform local elections in Berkeley, California, showing how individuals can improve their government. With the 2018 elections on the horizon, the report provides tips for activists who want to improve democracy in their own communities by creating public financing programs for elections.
Margaret Sessa-Hawkins and Andrew Perez | January 17, 2018