Making Democracy Work

Money In Politics (US)

The Money in Politics Committee will conduct an update of the League's position on campaign finance for the purpose of addressing the lack of member understanding and agreement as to whether financing a political campaign is protected speech under the First Amendment. The campaign finance position will be updated through a study and consensus process to consider: (1) the rights of individuals and organizations, under the First Amendment, to express their political views through independent expenditures and the finance of election campaign activities; and (2) how those rights, if any, should be protected and reconciled with the interests set out in the current position.

CLICK HERE for the main LWVUS webpage for the Money In Politics Review study. On that page you can select and download the many resources for the study.

Additional Resources

The following additional resources and papers are relavant to our study:

Campaign Finance and American Democracy by Yasmin Dawood

Member Presentations