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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CREW Asks DHS for Documents on Record Management and Family Separations
October 12, 2018 Linnaea Honl-Stuenkel

In this case, problems with record keeping have had catastrophic consequences for families separated at the border.

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CREW Files Hatch Act Complaint Against Sarah Huckabee Sanders
October 12, 2018 Linnaea Honl-Stuenkel

Sarah Huckabee Sanders likely violated the Hatch Act by using her official Twitter account to tweet a photo with Kanye West, who was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat.

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Ethanol Lobbyist Gave Trump Agenda $250K in Dark Money
October 12, 2018 Linnaea Honl-Stuenkel

Republican lobbyist C. Boyden Gray contributed $250k to pro-Trump political nonprofit America First Policies in April 2018.

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Trump Will Likely Benefit from a Massive New Loophole in the Tax Bill
October 11, 2018 Linnaea Honl-Stuenkel

Because of Trump's unprecedented refusal to release his tax returns, we cannot know the magnitude of the giveaway that this loophole represents.

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CREW Files FOIA for Documents about State Reversal on Same-Sex Partner Visas
October 9, 2018 Linnaea Honl-Stuenkel

In 2009, the State Department began granting G-4 visas to same-sex partners regardless of marital status. The decision was reversed by the Trump administration.

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CREW Requests Investigation of Nikki Haley for Accepting Private Plane Flights
October 8, 2018 Linnaea Honl-Stuenkel

Haley’s 2017 financial disclosure report listed acceptance of gifts of 7 free flights on private aircraft from 3 South Carolina businessmen for herself and her husband.

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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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whyWE DO IT

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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