LWV Position on Campaign Finance

The League of Women Voters of the United States believes that the methods of financing political campaigns should ensure the public’s right to know, combat corruption and undue influence, enable candidates to compete more equitably for public office and allow maximum citizen participation in the political process.

Follow the Money

LWV Offers a Money-in-Politics Kit

March 15, 2017

A new Action Kit offers suggestions that take from five minutes to a few days.

Resources for LWUS Study on Money in Politics

December 02, 2015

Questions for the second of the two national studies on this topic invite us to consider when and how political speech might be limited, if at all.

Economic Inequality and Political Participation

March 27, 2015

LWVMA Co-President Anne Borg set the scene for a panel discussion on “Economic Inequality and Political Participation — Whose Voice Is Heard?” on March 19 at Bentley University in Waltham. She asked bluntly: Is the rising concentration of wealth compatible with democracy? Can ordinary citizens still affect public policy?

Money in Politics Toolkit

September 20, 2014

Months—years, in fact—of work by members of the League in Amherst and across the state of Massachusetts have resulted in some polished products that you can use to educate yourself and others. All of these can be found at the LWVMA web site.

Democracy in the Balance: Money, Speech and Power

December 10, 2012

There is much we do not understand. Educating our membership (including ourselves), and spreading the word to the grassroots are necessary first steps to whatever direction our advocacy efforts will take. The MA Leagues of Concord/Carlisle and Sudbury recently developed an educational presentation and suggested that we preview it in Amherst.

In October 2012, the LWVA’s Follow the Money (FT$) Interest Group, presented its version of the program, ‘Democracy in the Balance: Money, Speech and Power’ to the Amherst League.