CREW uses aggressive legal action, in-depth research, and bold communications to reduce the influence of money in politics and help foster a government that is ethical and accountable. We highlight abuses, change behavior, and lay the groundwork for new policies and approaches that encourage public officials to work for the benefit of the people, not powerful interests.

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How to Keep Campaigns Honest by Improving Enforcement Agencies
August 24, 2016 Katherine Duncan
Ann M. Ravel, a current Federal Election Commission (FEC) commissioner, doesn’t think the FEC is dysfunctional. She thinks it’s “worse than dysfunctional.” Her statement last...
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R.I.P. Wisconsin G.A.B.
August 23, 2016 Katherine Duncan
On June 30th, the nation’s strongest model of ethical electoral oversight was quietly laid to rest after a short battle with state legislators. Since 2008, Wisconsin’s...
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CREW Files Criminal, IRS Complaints Against Koch Money Man
August 18, 2016 Katherine Duncan
Following the Federal Election Commission (FEC)'s record post-Citizens United fine against three Koch network-funded groups for illegally hiding the source of the funding for their...
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whoWE ARE

CREW's lawyers, researchers, and communicators don't just highlight the negative influence of money in politics; we take action to ensure accountability and change our system for the better.

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Since 2003, CREW has worked to create a more representative and ethical government, driven by the common good, rather than money and self-interest.

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CREW has driven secret money into the light, held wrongdoers accountable, and changed the law to make our government more open.

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