2019 Articles

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

May 17, 2019: Secretive Conservative Legal Group Funded By $17 Million Mystery Donor Before Kavanaugh Fight MapLight

May 15, 2019: Hedge Fund Billionaires Were Democrats’ Main Bankrollers in 2018 Sludge

May 10, 2019: Koch Industries’ Federal Lobbying Rose 35 Percent in First Quarter of 2019 Center for Media and Democracy

May 8, 2019: Schiff introduces constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United The Hill

May 3, 2019: How Big Money Contributions Cripple our Politics The Real News Network

May 2, 2019: How the Kochs’ Americans for Prosperity Hijacked Alaska’s Tax and Budget Hearings Center for Media and Democracy

May 1, 2019: Gillibrand proposes public campaign financing plan Politico

April 30, 2019: As bank profits soar, Wall Street’s political spending hits new high Washington Post

April 1, 2019: Where the 2020 Candidates Stand on Campaign Finance Read Sludge

April 1, 2019: Editorial: Wisconsin should address damage done by big money from outside interests The Cap Times

March 28, 2019: Scott Walker to Head ‘Slow Moving Coup’ to Repeal-and-Replace U.S. Constitution The Progressive

March 27, 2019: Senate Democrats unveiled an anti-corruption companion bill. Mitch McConnell is already blocking it Vox

March 23, 2019: VIDEO: Jennifer Lawrence: “We are Witnessing a Total Political System Failure” Represent US

March 22, 2019: Following Citizens United, foreign-owned corporations funnel millions into US elections Open Secrets

March 20, 2019: Government Contractors Are Making Political Contributions, Despite Longstanding Ban Sludge

March 15, 2019: Organizing against Koch influence on college campuses Facing South

March 14, 2019: Both Parties Are Addicted to Dark Money. Only One Is Trying to Quit. Mother Jones

March 13, 2019: We’re Losing the War on Corruption The Atlantic

March 11, 2019: Plain Talk: Wisconsin governor’s race set record for big bucks The Cap Times

March 10, 2019: ‘Not the billionaires’: why small-dollar donors are Democrats’ new powerhouse The Guardian

March 7, 2019: Russian-Style Kleptocracy Is Infiltrating America The Atlantic

March 6, 2019: Democrats Flex Power by Taking Aim at Money in Politics U.S. News and World Report

March 1, 2019: On Democracy, Did Our Highest Court Ignore Its Strongest Argument? Common Dreams

February 11, 2019: The One Thing All the 2020 Democratic Candidates Agree They Hate Mother Jones

February 6, 2019: The Case for a Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United The Globe Post

February 4, 2019: Recent Political Scandals the ‘For the People Act’ Would Prevent From Recurring Center for American Progress

January 30, 2019: Bill Franks: Excessive Amounts of Money Have Corrupting Effect on Democracy Madison 365

January 30, 2019: To end Washington corruption, officeholders and candidates must have a new way to finance their campaigns The Hill

January 29, 2019: Democrats weigh whether Wall Street money is still allowed in 2020 Vox

January 27, 2019: New Hampshire is the next stop on road to 28th Amendment SeaCoastOnline.com

January 25, 2019: Plain Talk: Let Wisconsin weigh in on Citizens United Cap Times

January 24, 2019: Spending in 2018 gubernatorial, attorney general races reaches record levels Madison.com

January 22, 2019: Representative Lisa Subeck and Senator Dave Hansen Introduce Proposal to Let Wisconsin Vote on Big Money in Politics Urban Milwaukee

January 22, 2019: The Rise of Special Interest Spending Urban Milwaukee

January 18, 2019: Enacting Change: United To Amend Calls for Constitutional Amendment Lakeland Times

January 18, 2019: Martin Luther King didn’t confuse property with people, unlike Citizens United ruling Matt Rothschild via Wisconsin State Journal

January 16, 2019: New hope for reversing Citizens United Door County Daily News

January 16, 2019: Subeck, Hansen Push Referendum to Overturn Citizens United Green Bay Progressive

January 16, 2019: Penn Asks Minocqua Residents To Back Amendment On Corporate Money WXPR Public Radio

January 14, 2019: Democrats’ small-donor campaign finance proposal is a great deal for taxpayers Vox

January 4, 2019: House Democrats unveil first major legislative package of voting, campaign finance and ethics overhauls Roll Call

January 3, 2019: New polling shows voters — including independents — want Congress to pass an anti-corruption bill Vox

January 2, 2019: Elizabeth Warren says ‘government has been bought and paid for’ by big business. Political scientists say she’s got a point. Washington Post