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Press Release WVCCE November 17, 2010
Coalition Members, Legislators Highlight Advantages of Public Financing
(Charleston, W.Va.) Supporters of publicly financed elections gathered at the State Capitol to highlight the advantages of the West Virginia Supreme Court Public Campaign Financing Pilot Project, which was recommended by Governor Joe Manchin and adopted by the legislature earlier this year. More
Issues: Public financing
Press Release WVCCE January 21, 2010
U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Campaign Finance Laws: Citizens United Decision Could Unleash Flood of Money in Federal and State Elections
Charleston, WV —The U.S. Supreme Court today released its decision in the case Citizens United v. FEC, striking down a ban on independent expenditures by corporations. Today's decision will significantly expand the role of corporate money in elections and repealed more than 100 years of campaign finance law. More
Issues: Citizens United
Press Release WVCCE May 17, 2006
Voter-Owned Election (VOE) Brings People-Powered Politics to Portland
Voter-Owned Elections (VOE) make Portland elections fair, open, and accountable with a more level playing field, less campaign spending, reduced influence of special interests, and new options for genuine participation in politics by typical residents from nearly all city neighborhoods. More
Issues: Clean Elections
Press Release WVCCE October 3, 2005
Reform Institute Applauds Passage of 527 Reform in West Virginia
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Reform Institute, a national nonpartisan government reform organization, commented on the passage of campaign finance reforms in West Virginia signed by Governor Joe Manchin on Friday. More
Issues: Clean Elections
Press Release WVCCE October 2, 2005
Passage of landmark reform bill deserves praise
CHARLESTON, W.Va.—Citizens for Clean Elections, a statewide coalition of organizations promoting fair and clean elections in West Virginia, commended the state legislature and Governor Manchin for supporting a bill to regulate 527 committees and other groups that engage in electioneering that masquerades as “issue advocacy.” The bill, passed unanimously by the state Senate and on a 91-4 vote in the House during the recent special session, came in response to millions of dollars spent on negative political advertising during the state Supreme Court race in 2004. The coalition also acknowledged Secretary of State Betty Ireland for her support and commitment to enforcing the new law. More
Issues: Clean Elections
Press Release WVCCE February 7, 2005
Coalition Supports Legislative Recommendation for Campaign Finance Reform
At its Legislative Interim meeting in Charleston on Monday (February 7), the Select Committee on Campaign Finance Reform Committee recommended passage a pilot project to provide full public financing to legislative candidates who agree to limit their spending and reject all private donations. This voluntary system is modeled after laws in Maine and Arizona, where it is now the political norm to run for office free of direct dependence on private campaign contributions. More
Issues: Public financing
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