The FCCP Money in Politics Working Group
Following the Citizens United U.S. Supreme Court decision, the flood of special interest and corporate money into every level of government is creating a crisis for our democracy. Many in philanthropy, in response, are becoming alarmed and interested in addressing the impact that this ever-escalating amount of money is having on our political system and public policy decisions.
The FCCP Money in Politics Working Group was formed to build collective understand of and support for funding of money in politics issues. Working group members learn from each other and work together to identify the best approaches to solving the problem of money in politics. They plan to use the 2012 elections as an opportunity to drive urgent actions, but also seek long-term solutions that extend beyond any given election cycle.
The MIP Working Group goals include:
1. Share key information and develop a shared understanding about what is happening in the field. Provide more in-depth research in a couple of agreed upon strategic areas.
2. Based on research and the interest level of funders, offer a vehicle through which it may identify key strategic areas for collective work.
3. Encourage new funders and affinity groups to support the work in the money and politics field.
Should you have ideas or are interested in participating in the working group, please contact Alexandra Russell at arussell [at] funderscommittee [dot] org. Please note that participation in this working group is open to funders only.
The Funders Census Initiative
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The FCCP Redistricting Working Group
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