Tuesday, April 3, 2012
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Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Monday, March 5, 2012
We will be live tweeting through our twitter, @fairelectionsri using #TIPShearing. No, we will not be offering any tips on how to shear sheep.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
This is a big step, and we're very excited! Further details to come once our members have reviewed any and all changes made to the bill over the last few weeks.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Our message is clear: we, Rhode Islanders, want to know where the money is coming from. In Rhode Island alone, $1.9 million was spent in the 2010 elections through independent expenditures. But who were the sources or figures aiming to shape our elections? With this bill, previously unregulated political expenditures must be fully disclosed, making clear whose interests are being promoted by these messages.
“Campaign finance disclosure is absolutely vital to the health of our representative democracy."
- Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Democrats should never use unlimited contributions to fund their campaigns, and their participation in and enthusiasm for this type of cynical politics will only foil them in the long run. Our leaders are defined by the company they keep, and this company is corrupt.Feingold, of course, was defeated in 2010 in a reelection campaign in which—despite facing a well-funded opponent—the Senator refused to take any money from special interest groups and asked them not to run ads in his support.