2013 Articles

The Citizen’s United v FEC decision by the Supreme Court has opened the floodgates to campaign spending by deep-pocket anonymous donors. The following articles and reports portray the aftermath of this decision:

November 26, 2013: New Rules Would Rein In Nonprofits’ Political Role. The NYTimes

November 19, 2013: Why is Washington-based group trying to buy a Wisconsin special election?. The Cap Times

November 3, 2013: Move to Amend organizes in Fond du Lac. fdlReporter.com

November 2, 2013: Americans For Prosperity Gets Involved in a Local School Board Race in Colorado. Politico

November 2, 2013: A Victory Against Dark Money. NYTimes

October 29, 2013: Dave Obey on why today’s politicians are ‘glorified telemarketers’. Robert Mentzer via WausauDailyHerald.com

October 21, 2013: Coming soon to an election near you: ‘Citizens United – The Sequel’. Jay Heck, Common Cause via the Cap Times

October 15, 2013: Ruling On Borrowed Time. Mike McCabe, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign

October 11, 2013: VIDEO: Heather Gerken on Dollars v. Democracy. Bill Moyers

October 11, 2013: This Is the Supreme Court’s Shutdown. Huffington Post

October 8, 2013: Groups rally at Wisconsin Capitol against ‘Citizens United’. The Cap Times

October 4, 2013: McCutcheon Money: How Citizens United Two Could Increase the Power of Elite Donors. Demos

October 3, 2013: Campaign Spending Limits Make Good Business Sense. U.S. News & World Report

October 1, 2013: Country Club Politics: How McCutcheon v. FEC Could Tee Up Elite Donors for More Influence. Public Campaign

September 19, 2013: Move to Amend seeks support for referendum. The Waunakee Tribune

September 18, 2013: Time for Waunakee to support amendment. The Waunakee Tribune

September 11, 2013: Bruce Speight and Mike McCabe: Senate should say no to more money in politics. The Cap Times

September 6, 2013: Arkansas Is Next Battleground For Citizens United Constitutional Amendment. Huffington Post

August 29, 2013: Let Wisconsin vote against big-money politics. The Cap Times

August 28, 2013: Who’s to blame for student debt crisis. Ben Cohen via CNN

August 22, 2013: Paul Ryan’s Choice: Constituents or Koch Brothers?. The Nation

August 20, 2013: Kenosha County Board urges Citizens United overturn. Kenosha News

August 10, 2013: Mike McCabe: Public and pols far apart on money in politics. The Cap Times

August 10, 2013: Money is how you’re judged in Washington. NY Times

August 9, 2013: Corporate Constitutional “Rights” Harm Small Business. Common Dreams

August 7, 2013: Rep. Alexander: Fundraising goes on “24 hours a day”. Public Campaign

August 1, 2013: Let Wisconsinites vote to undo Citizens United. Rep Chris Taylor via the Cap Times

July 30, 2013: Out-of-state donors buoy Walker. Bill Lueders via the Cap Times

July 25, 2013: Putting Citizens United to a statewide vote. Wisconsin Radio Network

July 24, 2013: Wisconsin Citizens United Resolution Calls For 2014 Referendum Question Vote. Huffington Post

July 24, 2013: State Legislators Call For Statewide Referendum On Citizens United. Wisconsin Public Radio

July 24, 2013: Statewide Vote Sought in Wisconsin on Citizens United. Wisconsin Gazette

July 24, 2013: Business Executives Call Political Giving ‘Pay to Play’. Bloomberg

July 11, 2013: States Push Post-Citizens United Reforms As Washington Stands Still. Huffington Post

July 10, 2013: Jefferson County supports ‘Move to Amend’. Jefferson County Daily Union

July 8, 2013: John Nichols: 16 states call to overturn ‘Citizens United’. The Cap Times

July 1, 2013: One Thing Americans Actually Agree On: Corporations Aren’t People. Mint Press News

June 24, 2013: The Political 1% of the 1% in 2012. Sunlight Foundation

June 24, 2013: Mitch McConnel was for disclosure before he was paid to be against disclosure. The Atlantic

June 18, 2013: Elizabeth Warren Warns That The Supreme Court Is Becoming ‘A Subsidiary’ Of The Chamber Of Commerce. The National Memo

June 12, 2013: John Nichols: ‘Dollarocracy’ has hijacked American elections. Madison.com

June 11, 2013: Delaware Is 15th State to Seek Overrule of Citizens United. Yes Magazine

June 7, 2013: Congressmen Come and Go, but Corruption Is Here to Stay. Lawrence Lessig via the Daily Beast

May 31, 2013: Illinois Becomes 14th State to Back Constitutional Amendment to Rein in Citizens United. Truth-Out

May 29, 2013: Laurence Lessig’s ‘money bomb’ for 2016. Washington Post Opinion

May 22, 2013: Prop C Wins: LA Voters Send Strong Message Against Supreme Court’s Citizens United Ruling. Huffington Post

May 17, 2013: The Real IRS Scandal that no one is talking about. Vanity Fair

May 12, 2013: John Nichols: Let Wisconsin vote money out of politics. The Cap Times

May 7, 2013: Chris Murphy: ‘Soul-Crushing’ Fundraising Is Bad For Congress. Huffington Post

May 4, 2013: Jon Erpenbach, Mike Ellis push for more campaign finance disclosure. The Cap Times

May 1, 2013: As Maine Goes… a Bipartisan Call to Overturn ‘Citizens United’. The Nation

April 30, 2013: Maine Becomes 13th State to Call for an Amendment to Overturn Citizens United. Bangor Daily News

April 20, 2013: NRA/Senate Fail — How to Turn Tragedy Into Opportunity. Huffington Post

April 15, 2013: ‘Watergate baby’ Bob Edgar leads today’s clean-elections movement. Paul Fanlund via the Cap Times

April 11, 2013: Pennsylvania Court Deals Blow to Secrecy-Obsessed Fracking Industry: Corporations Not The Same As Persons With Privacy Rights. Alternet

April 3, 2013: Fort, Whitewater pass Move to Amend referenda. Jefferson County Daily Union

April 3, 2013: Video: Lawrence Lessig: We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim. TED

March 28, 2013: Over 18,000 Wisconsinites Call for a Statewide Vote on Citizens United. Wisconsin Democracy Campaign

March 28, 2013: West Virginia House Of Delegates Calls For Citizens United Constitutional Amendment. Huffington Post

March 25, 2013: Article V Convention To Amend Constitution Pushed By Several States. Huffington Post

March 20, 2013: In Bi-Partisan vote, New Hampshire State House calls for a U.S. constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United. Free Speech For People

March 20, 2013: Lobbyists 2012: Out of the Game or Under the Radar?. Open Secrets

March 19, 2013: Josh Silver: A Cure for Political Corruption. Huffington Post

March 14, 2013: Good News: New Mexico Legislature Upgrades Its Public Financing System. Public Campaign

March 13, 2013: Overturning Citizens United: Is a Constitutional Amendment the Best Path to Limit Dark Money?. Democracy Now

March 13, 2013: Feingold Says Citizens United Ruling Has Caused ‘Cancer on Our Democracy’. Legal Times

March 12, 2013: Bernie Sanders Renews Push for Constitutional Amendment. Bernie Sanders

February 26, 2013: Lobbyists fear shakedown if Supreme Court lifts campaign contributions cap. The Hill

February 23, 2013: Citizens United 2.0? Supreme Court Could Further Open Door to Money in Politics. Truthout

February 21, 2013: Citizens United: California Poised To Become Largest Electorate To Vote On Constitutional Amendment. Huffington Post

February 19, 2013: SCOTUS To Rule on Direct Campaign Contributions. New York Times

February 15, 2013: You Would Know Us Well, Pump Carpenter. Mike McCabe, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign

February 15, 2013: ‘We the People Amendment’ introduced in House. Daily Jefferson County Union

February 13, 2013: Obama’s State Of The Union Address Lacks Call For Campaign Finance Reform, Irking Reformers. Huffington Post

February 12, 2013: Proposed Constitutional Amendment Claims Money Is Not Speech. ABC News

February 6, 2013: Gore: Democracy in America has been ‘functionally corrupted’. CNN

February 5, 2013: Senators Pledging to Block Wall Street Watchdog Have Received $143 Million in Financial Industry Cash. Public Campaign

February 1, 2013: Three Years After Citizens United, More Campaign Finance Cases Loom. Law.com

January 30, 2013: Court ruling blamed for most expensive election in history. Bill Lueders, Wisconsin Cap Times

January 28, 2013: Yes, we need referendum on unlimited campaign spending. Wisconsin Cap Times

January 27, 2013: Secret Donors Finance Fight Against Hagel. New York Times

January 23, 2013: Why An Unknown Senator Named CeCe Is a Breakthrough in the Campaign Money Wars. Mother Jones

January 22, 2013: McGovern Introduces Two Constitutional Amendments to Overturn Citizens United. Jim McGovern

January 22, 2013: As Obama Starts Term Two, ‘Citizens United’ Turns Three. Non Profit Quarterly

January 20, 2013: Move to Amend: Citizens United is Just the Tip of the Iceberg. Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap via Common Dreams

January 19, 2013: Citizens United Third Anniversary Marked By Reformers With Push For Constitutional Amendment. Huffington Post

January 17, 2013: “Billion-Dollar Democracy” Shows Unprecedented Impact of Big Money in 2012 Elections. U.S. PIRG

January 17, 2013: Campaign To Overturn Citizens United: LA Set To Become Largest Electorate To Weigh In. Huffington Post

January 16, 2013: Court opened door to $933 million in new election spending. The Center for Public Integrity

January 14, 2013: “Call” Time and the Congressional Model Daily Schedule. Ezra Klein via Washington Post

January 10, 2013: Campaign Finance Reform In Congress Moves Forward With Little Hope For Passage. Huffington Post

January 8, 2013: Congress is Less Popular than Cockroaches. Public Policy Polling

January 8, 2013: Call Time For Congress Shows How Fundraising Dominates Bleak Work Life. Huffington Post

January 2, 2013: Cashing In On Obstruction: How Mitch McConnell’s Abuse of the Filibuster Benefits His Big Money Donors. Public Campaign Action Fund