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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Six Eyebrow-raising Ways Departing Members of Congress are Spending Their Campaign Funds
July 20, 2018 Linnaea Honl-Stuenkel

Just because members of Congress are not running for reelection doesn’t mean they aren’t continuing to spend campaign cash.

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CREW gets Trump family business Secret Service spending documents
July 18, 2018 Linnaea Honl-Stuenkel

Taxpayers spent nearly $250,000 on hotels, airfare and Secret Service protection in one month for two overseas trips by Eric and Donald Trump Jr.

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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 REQUESTS IRS INVESTIGATION INTO WEST VIRGINIA DARK MONEY GROUP
July 13, 2018 Eden Tadesse

Go West Virginia, Inc. appears to have violated its status as a tax-exempt organization by contributing more than half of its total spending to a political organization.

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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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ourIMPACT

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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