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Open Secrets

  • NFL owners give nearly 9-1 to Republicans, including Trump September 25, 2020
    While players protest, NFL team owners are spending their fortunes on political donations totaling $4.2 million so far this election cycle. The post NFL owners give nearly 9-1 to Republicans, including Trump appeared first on OpenSecrets News.
    Eliana Miller
  • Outside spending in 2020 election surpasses $1 billion, on track to break records September 23, 2020
    Super PACs, political parties and “dark money” nonprofits, among others, have injected over $1 billion into federal races, a record at this point in an election cycle. The post Outside spending in 2020 election surpasses $1 billion, on track to break records appeared first on OpenSecrets News.
    Karl Evers-Hillstrom
  • As Senate races ramp up, so does outside spending by top super PACs September 22, 2020
    The amount of cash Senate super PACs have available on hand is key because, as both parties enter the home stretch of election season, a Democratic retaking of the Senate in November is seen as a possibility. The post As Senate races ramp up, so does outside spending by top super PACs appeared first on OpenSecrets News.
    Lucia Geng
  • Top presidential super PACs boosted by ‘dark money’ donations September 22, 2020
    The top pro-Trump and top pro-Biden super PACs received over $7.5 million combined from dark money affiliates this August. The post Top presidential super PACs boosted by ‘dark money’ donations appeared first on OpenSecrets News.
    Eliana Miller
  • ‘Dark money’ groups gear up for Supreme Court battle as 2020 election nears September 21, 2020
    “Dark money” groups are projected to spend tens of millions of dollars on the battle over Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat. The post ‘Dark money’ groups gear up for Supreme Court battle as 2020 election nears appeared first on OpenSecrets News.
    Anna Massoglia

 

ACLU

  • How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Got Her Start at the ACLU September 25, 2020
    Half a century ago, in October 1970, I became the executive director of the ACLU. I had a wish list, and foremost on the list was the establishment of a Women’s Rights Project. I had been involved in a few women’s rights cases in my previous post as director of the New York Civil Liberties Union. My wife, who was a young corporate executive at a time when no […]
    Aryeh Neier
  • Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: A Cautionary Tale About Bail “Reform” in Georgia September 24, 2020
    It is now well known that our country’s widespread use of money to determine someone’s freedom after arrest — a practice commonly referred to as cash or money bail — is harmful, unnecessary, and against the core principles of our Constitution. Over the past several years, a massive wave of political and legal action has taken aim at addressing the tremendous […]
    Andrea Woods
  • Facebook’s Discrimination Against the LGBT Community September 24, 2020
    My wife and I have made music together for the past 8 years, in an independent band named Unsung Lilly. We are passionate about creating epic, empowering pop music.As a same-sex couple, we have been heartened recently by the improved representation of LGBTQ people on television, and we are grateful that most people we meet are accepting of our relationship. […]
    ACLU
  • When will DeSantis listen to his own voters on ex-felons’ voting rights? September 24, 2020
    On Sept. 11, Gov. Ron DeSantis and state Republican leaders won their legal battle to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of people with prior felony convictions. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit embraced Republican politicians’ specious arguments that ex-felons should be required to pay all fines and fees before voting. This decision dealt a […]
    Duncan Hosie
  • For Justice Ginsburg, Abortion Was About Equality September 23, 2020
    Justice Ginsburg is often quoted as having said, “Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” She did exactly that when it came to reproductive rights and abortion in particular. Justice Ginsburg fought, she cast decisive votes, and she led in a way to bring others along by speaking the truth about why abo […]
    Louise Melling

 

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