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Many of the links below are for advocacy organizations. NCSL makes no endorsement of the organizations or their goals. This list is provided for informational purposes only. Alliance for Justice AFJ is a national association of over organizations, representing a broad array of groups committed to progressive values and the creation of an equitable, just, and free society.
AFJ works to ensure that the federal judiciary advances core constitutional values, preserves human rights and unfettered access to the courts, and adheres to the even-handed administration of justice for all Americans. It is the leading expert on the legal framework for nonprofit advocacy efforts, providing definitive information, resources, and technical assistance that encourages organizations and their funding partners to fully exercise their right to be active participants in the democratic process.
In depth research reports on topics such as judicial selection, corporate court, Supreme Court, advocacy, and access to justice. An up to date blog tracking the latest developments in the fight for a fair America First Monday films: To help educate the public about social justice issues and expose students to careers in public interest advocacy.
Short video highlights to support the feature films. The ACLU is nonprofit and nonpartisan, and does not receive any government funding. The ACLU is a nationwide organization with a state network of staffed affiliate offices filing cases in both state and federal courts and appear before the United States Supreme Court more than any other organization except the U.
Speak Freely, a blog focusing on free speech and civil liberties. Their mission is to develop and implement an Issue of campaign finance reform, nonpartisan agenda of scholarship, public education, and legal action that promotes equality and human dignity, while safeguarding fundamental freedoms.
The focus is on both state and federal campaign finance law. The focus is on federal campaign finance law. The project is currently working toward three goals: The site focuses exclusively on state law. Its work therefore is geared both toward peer review and to serving the needs of the policy making community.
CFI's work includes analyses of campaign contribution sources in state and federal elections, with an emphasis on the role of small donors. The website includes a tool for each of the states as well as a searchable database of campaign finance research.
The Campaign Legal Center is a non-profit organization created to act as the "people's voice" in administrative hearings and proceedings on campaign finance and media laws. The site focuses on federal law.
The institute opposes attempts to limit campaign spending. The site focuses on federal campaign finance law, with some information on state law. The site focuses on federal campaigns. The site focuses on both state and federal campaign finance law. With a mission to combat the influence of money at the federal, state, and local levels, to ensure that not only the voices of everyday Americans are heard, but that the people of our country have control over their democracy.
Solutions to fight back against big money influence Every Voice Speaks podcasts the only podcast devoted to money-in-politics and the latest news Money-in-politics issue reports Policy and campaign updates and how you can get involved The Federal Election Commission is an independent regulatory agency that administers and enforces the laws governing the financing of federal elections.
Its duties are to disclose campaign finance information, to enforce the provisions of the law such as the limits and prohibitions on contributions, and to oversee the public funding of Presidential elections.
The site includes information mainly on federal campaign finance law, with mostly outdated information on state law. IJ litigates to limit the size and scope of government power and to ensure that all Americans have the right to control their own destinies as free and responsible members of society.
Blog, case studies, amicus briefs, and strategic and policy research on the topics of: Generating a bigger, bolder movement for reform by recruiting new constituencies to the fight and elevating money in politics as the core civic issue of our time. The James Madison Center for Free Speech was founded to protect the First Amendment right of all citizens to free political expression in our democratic Republic.
Its purpose is to support litigation and public education activities in order to defend the rights of political expression and association by citizens and citizen groups as guaranteed by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.
Finally, the Madison Center will provide nonpartisan analysis and testimony regarding proposed legislation. A comprehensive list of cases in which the Madison Center has been involved. The Justice at Stake Campaign is a nationwide, nonpartisan partnership of more than thirty judicial, legal and citizen organizations.
They seek to educate the public about the growing impact of money and politics on fair and impartial courts. The site focuses on the financing of state judicial campaigns. The site includes only state-level campaign finance data.
Through litigation and public education, the Institute aims to redefine the issue of private money in public elections as the nation's newest voting rights barrier, and to vindicate the constitutional right of all citizens, regardless of their economic status, to participate in the electoral process on an equal and meaningful basis.
The site focuses on both state and federal campaign finance reform.We will continue to advocate for reform of the current system, including in support of our longstanding commitment to public financing of campaigns.
In doing so, we will stress fidelity to the principles protected by the First Amendment with the goal of expanding, not limiting, political speech. Issues Healthcare I will work to ensure that every person has quality, affordable healthcare.
And because my commitment to campaign finance reform starts now, with my campaign, I will not accept any corporate PAC donations. I am proud that our campaign has earned the support of End Citizens United, a national organization . In the year , with a political campaign finance system that is corrupt and increasingly controlled by billionaires and special interests, I fear very much that, in fact, government of the people, by the people, and for the people is .
Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop at Alumisource, a metals recycling facility in Monessen, PA, June 28, The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of (BCRA, McCain–Feingold Act, Pub.L. –, Stat. 81, enacted March 27, , H.R. ) is a United States federal law that amended the Federal Election Campaign Act of , which regulates the financing of political campaigns.
The promise of America is that each of us has an equal say in our democracy and an equal chance in our economy. In Everyone’s America: State Policies.