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.
CREW’s analysis of fundraising by newly elected members of Congress in their first year finds that they increasingly rely on special interest money after coming to Washington, especially if they hold a vulnerable seat or serve on committees of particular interest to major industries.
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) just agreed to a massive fine for three Koch network-funded groups for illegally hiding the source of the funding for their political ads, as originally alleged by a 2014 CREW complaint.
CREW discovered that the Trump Foundation had broken the law by giving an illegal $25,000 contribution to a political group supporting Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. This would set off an investigation which would lead to one of the biggest stories of the year.
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.LEARN MORE