Shareholders make their views known: they don’t want mandatory disclosure of political activity

Read more from Brad on this issue here. It used to be that the standard line of the “reform” community was that corporations had to be barred from partisan political activity because they would get a huge return on their lobbying and political spending – which presumably would benefit shareholders (albeit, they would argue, at […]

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Smith, Wang, Discuss FEC Reform at GW Panel

On Tuesday, CCP Chairman Brad Smith and CCP Senior Legal Fellow Eric Wang participated in a panel, “The Future of the Federal Election Commission (FEC),” held at The George Washington University Law School.  The event was sponsored by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), but was designed to be a neutral forum in […]

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Daily Media Links 5/1: FBI looking into relationship between McDonnells, donor, FEC Expired Terms Prompt Calls for Obama to Keep Promise, and more…

In the News Event: “The Future of the Federal Election Commission” Panel features CCP Chairman Brad Smith and Senior Fellow Eric Wang. Watch… Huffington Post Live: Making Corporations Disclose Political Donations Featuring CCP President David Keating. Watch…   Cato Institute: Move to Defend The Case against the Constitutional Amendments Seeking to Overturn Citizens United By John Samples […]

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The Center for Competitive Politics is now the Institute for Free Speech.