Making Democracy Work

Campaign Finance & What Is 'Dark Money'?

LWV throughout our nation is studying "Making Democracy Work." LWVUS priorities for the coming two years include Voting Rights, Money in Elections, Redistricting, and Climate Change.

AZ DARK MONEY, SB1516, & STOP CORRUPTION NOW REFERENDUM

LWVAZ SUPPORTS the Stop Corruption Now Referendum to put SB1516 on Dark Money before the Arizona voters in November, 2016.

See more on this website at Stop Corruption Now Page

Morrison Institute Study on Independent Voters in Arizona reveals that 95% of all registered voters think campaign contributions should be disclosed.Read the Study

LWVMP at the Capitol March 14 for Campaign Funds Disclosure

Despite Opposition, Campaign Finance Bill Legalizing Dark Money Signed into Law

LWV Metro Phoenix Studies Campaign Finance Issues

In response to the LWVUS 2014 focal topics and member interest, the Phoenix Community Team of LWV Metro Phoenix invited Dr. Anne Schneider to discuss Citizen's United and campaign finance. Here is her paper on the topic that explains "dark money" and the Citizen's United decisions of the US Supreme Court.

Citizens United Changed Almost Everything by Dr. Anne Schneider

LWVUS Program for 2016-18

From LWV.org : "REFORMING MONEY IN POLITICS The League is deeply committed to reforming our nation's campaign finance system to ensure the public's right to know, combat corruption and undue influence, enable candidates to compete more equitably for public office and allow maximum citizen participation in the political process. We will continue this fight in Congress, with state legislatures, with the executive branch and, where appropriate, the courts."

LWVUS CONSENSUS ON MONEY IN POLITICS 2016

MAKING DEMOCRACY WORK: SUMMARY OF PRIORITIES FOR 2016-2018

Other Resources on Money in Politics, Campaign Finance, & Dark Money

Grey Money: How Semi-Secret Spending Took Over Politics
Scroll Down to the interactive Chart - "Change in Percent of Outside Political Spending by Type."