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    Money in Politics

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    Priceless is a filmmaker’s personal journey across America to answer a burning question: why are some of our government’s most basic policies, like food and energy, so dumb…and can anything be done about it? Video will load below.

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    Healthcare Industry Spending

    The healthcare industry, including HMOs, health professionals, hospitals, nursing homes and pharmaceuticals, contributed $825 million to candidates for federal office from 1990-2008.

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    Money in Politics

    Who gives?

    Fewer than one half of one percent of Americans were responsible for eighty percent of all contributions made to candidates for federal office in 2008.

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    Wall Street Spending

    Wall Street campaign contributions to candidates for federal office increased five-fold from $60 million in 1990 to $311 million in 2008.

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    Energy Industry Spending

    Since 1990, the energy industry has invested $500 million in Congressional campaign contributions, receiving government subsidies and polluting our environment at an estimated cost to taxpayers of $250 billion a year.

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Barbara Lawton Speaks at Rudman Center

Barbara LawtonBarbara Lawton, Americans For Campaign Reform (ACR) President and CEO, recently participated in an important discussion about campaign reform in Concord, NH. Lawton joined NH Rebellion founder Lawrence Lessig, US Senate candidate Jim Rubens, Maine State Representative Diane Russell and Congressman John Sarbanes (D-MD) who is the author of the Government by the People Act.

The event was held at the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership, and Public Policy at the University of NH Law School. The Center is named after the former US Senator from NH who served as ACR Chair until his death in 2012.

 

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