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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NORMAN EISEN AND RICHARD PAINTER TO LEAD CREW BOARD
December 7, 2016 Katherine Duncan
December 7, 2016 Ambassador (ret.) Norman Eisen and Professor Richard Painter are joining the board of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) as Chair and Vice...
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Facing Scrutiny Over Coal Ash, Duke Energy’s Influence Spending Heads Home
December 2, 2016 Katherine Duncan
On Super Bowl Sunday 2014, North Carolina-based utility giant Duke Energy did what many were no doubt doing that day: they spilled something by accident. The company’s spill did not...
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Bookbinder Statement on Trump Conflict of Interest Tweets
November 30, 2016 Katherine Duncan
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) Executive Director Noah Bookbinder released the following statement in response to President-elect Trump's announcement on...
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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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