Democracy

News Release | CoPIRG | Democracy

Distorted Democracy: Big Money and Dark Money in the 2012 Elections

 

A new analysis of pre-election data from the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and other sources by CoPIRG and Demos shows that outside spending in the first presidential election since Citizens United is living up to its hype: new waves of “outside spending” have been fueled by dark money and unlimited fundraising from a small number of wealthy donors.

News Release | CoPIRG Foundation | Democracy

New Voters Project Helps Register 13,000 Youth to Vote in Colorado

From Alamosa to Fort Collins, CoPIRG’s New Voters Project registered over 13,000 Colorado youth to vote in time for the November 6th, 2012 election.

Media Hit | Democracy

Amendment 65: Voters, not money, should drive elections

Six days and 14 hours. According to a recent analysis by the students of CU News Corps, that's how long it would take you to sit down and watch the political ads that have been purchased on Denver's four biggest television stations this year. The price tag? Nearly $20 million.

Media Hit | Democracy

Raising the Youth Voice in Grand Junction

Twenty-year-old Benjamin Shipman will vote in his first U.S. presidential election Nov. 6, and he's working to ensure other youth also exercise their right to vote.

News Release | CoPIRG | Democracy

Initiative Targeting Big Campaign Spenders Qualifies for November Ballot

Coloradans have responded to the barrage of campaign spending in Colorado by putting an initiative on the ballot to instruct Colorado’s elected officials to pass a federal constitutional amendment to limit campaign contributions and spending.

News Release | CoPIRG | Democracy

New Report Details Latest Campaign Finance Numbers on Outside Spending

Unlimited outside spending fueled by a small number of wealthy donors is poised to have an outsized impact on the 2012 elections, according to a new report analyzing the latest campaign filings.   

Report | CoPIRG | Democracy

Million-Dollar Megaphones

Outside spending by organizations that aggregate unlimited contributions from wealthy individuals and institutions is playing a significant role in the 2012 election cycle, and much of it is not disclosed.

News Release | CoPIRG | Democracy

Citizens United Opinion Widens Corporate “Personhood” Rights

Supreme Court decision in Citizen’s United vs. Federal Election Commission will significantly expand the role that the most powerful corporations play in election financing.

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