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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Do Scam PACs Have More Rights Than Scam Products?
August 25, 2016 Katherine Duncan
Imagine you go to the market. You’re looking to buy a certain product that you heard good things about. You walk down the aisle and you think you spot it – the name sounds like the...
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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'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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