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 Sends OSC Hatch Act Complaint Against Stephanie Grisham
July 17, 2018 Eden Tadesse

Communications Director for the Office of the First Lady Stephanie Grisham likely violated the Hatch Act by using her official Twitter account for political activity.

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YET ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF WHY TRANSPARENCY MATTERS
July 17, 2018 Linnaea Honl-Stuenkel

The Freedom of Information Act exists precisely for moments like these, when our democracy is threatened from within and without.

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CREW Files Hatch Act Complaint Against Stephanie Grisham
July 16, 2018 Linnaea Honl-Stuenkel

Communications Director for the Office of the First Lady Stephanie Grisham appears to have violated the Hatch Act by using her official Twitter account for political activity.

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CREW Calls on IRS to Investigate West Virginia Dark Money Group
July 13, 2018 Linnaea Honl-Stuenkel

Go West Virginia, Inc. operated primarily to influence political campaigns in violation of its non-profit tax exempt status.

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CREW Sends FOIAs on World Health Assembly Breastfeeding Resolution
July 12, 2018 Eden Tadesse

CREW requested records that would reveal the influence of lobbying efforts by infant formula manufacturers on the US's departure from a policy supporting breastfeeding.

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FOIA Request – Federal Election Commission – 60 Plus
July 11, 2018 Eden Tadesse

60 Plus has flagrantly and publicly failed to abide by the terms of its conciliation agreement with the FEC.

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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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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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