Founder and President, Democracy 21
Founder and President
of Democracy 21, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that works to
promote campaign finance reform and other political reforms; former
president of Common Cause (1981-1995)
Since the US Supreme Court declared that private spending is a form of free speech, political campaigns have been as much about money as anything else.
Oct. 12, 2010from To the Point
Last week, by a vote of five to four, the US Supreme Court overturned two of its own precedents and a 63-year-old limit on corporate spending in political campaigns.
Jan. 25, 2010from Which Way, L.A.?
Corporations are individuals with First Amendment rights, and they can spend whatever they want to in political campaigns.
Jan. 25, 2010from To the Point
Josh Barro and Ken White talk about Attorney General Bill Barr firing the top federal prosecutor in New York and a surprise order on the Michael Flynn case.
Jun. 24from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers
Less than a month after the police killing of George Floyd, the protests around the country continue.
Jun. 18from To the Point
A four-part documentary series from KCRW. In the first episode of Samaritans, we meet Christine Curtiss, learn where she came from and what her everyday life is like on the street.
Jun. 13from To the Point
The LA City Council voted Wednesday to slash $150 million from the Los Angeles Police Department’s budget.
Jul. 2from KCRW Features
John C. Fremont was instrumental in California becoming a state. He was one of the first two senators. He was the first Republican candidate for president in 1856.
Jul. 3from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
“We can’t act like nothing happened.” The service was a moment for his friends and family to remember him. But they also demanded answers from authorities.
Jul. 1from KCRW Features
LA County’s courts will reopen Monday for non-jury criminal and civil trials. But what steps are being taken to ensure the courts will be safe?
Jun. 17from Greater LA
Two important moments in LGBTQ history happened in Huntington Park in December 1968. The first: Reverend Troy D.
Jun. 26from KCRW Features
Companies, celebrities, and influencers have released statements that express support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Jun. 18from The Business