Making Democracy Work

Money in Politics 2014

League Primer on Campaign Finance Reform

Money in Politics: Developing a Common Understanding of the Issues.

This Primer has been written for the use of League members as part of informing themselves, their Leagues and the general public.

This primer includes an overview of the issues, a brief history of Campaign Finance Reform (CFR), constitutional amendments, the current scene regading money in politics and LWVUS positions and efforts related to CFR and discussion starting points.

In closing, the primer includes this statement: "The impact of money on our system has once again reached the crisis point. Good people may prefer different or multiple approaches. However, the need to reassess the current political realities and all possible remedies to reassert the voice of the people in the political and democratic process is clear." (p19)