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 Calls on All 2020 Candidates to Release 10 Years of Tax Returns
March 21, 2019 Linnaea Honl-Stuenkel

Tax returns can illuminate conflicts and shed important light on a president or candidate’s charitable giving and whether they are paying their fair share in taxes.

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Jeb Bush’s Other Shady Campaign Finance Scheme
March 20, 2019 Linnaea Honl-Stuenkel

Right to Rise spent hundreds of thousands of dollars during the 2016 campaign, but concealed their activity by routing the spending through at least one other group.

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CREW Requests Documents on Bernhardt’s Former Lobbying Clients
March 20, 2019 Linnaea Honl-Stuenkel

CREW requested Bernhardt’s communications with Halliburton Energy Services and MGM, the clients involved in Interior IG investigations into Ryan Zinke.

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CREW Requested Records on Pompeo Religious Freedom Call
March 19, 2019 Linnaea Honl-Stuenkel

These records will shed light on whether the State Department is cutting off access to the press based on religion, especially when supposedly briefing about religious freedom.

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CREW Sends Office of Government Ethics Letter on Lynne Patton
March 18, 2019 Linnaea Honl-Stuenkel

CREW identified several anomalous entries in Lynne Patton’s financial disclosure reports, including problems with her income from the Trump Organization.

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Trump White House Must Build A Wall Between Former Staffers and Official Twitter Accounts
March 18, 2019 Lauren White

@TomBossert45 remains active, which means that Bossert could tweet information about foreign policy that could be attributed to the US government.

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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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