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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Romanian Consulate Held National Day Celebration at Trump’s Chicago Hotel Last Month
December 6, 2018 Jordan Libowitz

Payments to the hotel related to the event result in personal income for President Trump, who still owns and profits from his businesses.

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CREW Requests Hatch Act Guidance from Office of Special Counsel
December 4, 2018 Linnaea Honl-Stuenkel

CREW requested all records and advice about the use of “MAGAnomics,” "resist," and compliance with the Hatch Act.

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CREW and Giffords Law Center Request Gun Lobbying Records in 9 States
December 4, 2018 Linnaea Honl-Stuenkel

There seems to have been a coordinated effort by gun lobbyists and advocacy groups in states that considered policies for arming teachers and permitless carry to loosen gun laws.

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Betsy DeVos’ Financial Disclosure Fails to Account for Divestiture of 24 Assets
December 3, 2018 Linnaea Honl-Stuenkel

The report does not clarify how Secretary DeVos divested from those 24 assets, and if she did so in the period required by her ethics agreement.

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CREW Requests Documents on Mulvaney Mixed Travel
November 30, 2018 Linnaea Honl-Stuenkel

At a private event in New York City, Mulvaney reportedly spoke of Republican party strengths and weaknesses, and the odds of a “blue wave” in the midterm elections.

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CREW Requests Communications Between Whitaker and 4 Donors
November 30, 2018 Linnaea Honl-Stuenkel

CREW requested communications with donors to Whitaker's 2014 Senate campaign to better understand his financial entanglements and Hatch Act compliance.

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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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