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Why Democracy Matters Tour Stop - Greenville

On Tuesday, June 28th, join North Carolina Voters for Clean Elections Coalition and its partners for a special forum to highlight the need for a “pro-democracy” agenda as communities across the state work to support good jobs, strong schools, racial justice, and a safe environment for all.  

Support Disclosure Reform and Sign Our Petition

Our coalition made great strides by passing electronic disclosure of campaign finance reports last summer.  The next step is to require more frequent and thorough reporting by “independent expenditure” groups that spend millions in mystery money to influence elections.

North Carolina Citizens United Lobby Day

It's time to rally the troops once more for North Carolina's 3rd Citizens United Lobby Day!  House Joint Resolution 125 has been filed and our legislators need to hear from us!

When: Wednesday March 4th at 11am

Where: Press conference will begin at 11pm noon in the Press Room at the NC Legislative Building. 

To RSVP please contact either Tom Coulson at tomcoulson@aol.com (828) 674-3046; or Melissa Price Kromm at melissa@ncvce.org or (919) 272-5447.

Citizens United Lobby Day Rescheduled

Due to inclement weather, this event will be rescheduled. 

A Resolution calling on the US Congress to pass an amendment to the US Constitution stating that money is not speech and that corporations are not people is being introduced in the NC Legislature. 

2015 Legislative Agenda

1) RESTORE VOTER-OWNED ELECTIONS: Through the Coalition’s advocacy, North Carolina has boasted some of the most effective “voter-owned” public financing programs in the country. In recent years these programs were ended by state lawmakers, but we believe the growing threat of Big Money influence – and the public’s appetite for solutions with a proven track record – make this the right time to revive public financing in North Carolina.

New Disclosure Legislation

North Carolina Voters for Clean Elections will work to pass disclosure legislation in the 2015-2016 legislative session.  We will work to pass a bill that increases the frequency of disclosure for outside spending committeess, especially in the weeks before November elections. 

Cost of N.C. Supreme Court Races Tops $5 Million

In first year since demise of state's judicial public financing program, candidate fundraising and outside spending push cost of N.C. court elections to record high

DURHAM, N.C. – Candidates running for the North Carolina Supreme Court have raised nearly $3.8 million for their campaigns this year, the first elections in more than a decade without the state’s public financing program for judicial races.

NC Supreme Court Candidates Raise 3.7 Million

North Carolina Supreme Court Candidate have raised more than $3.5 million this election cycle.  Below are the numbers including all 3rd Quarter Reports and most current 48 hours reports.  

With the loss of judicial public financing, candidates for NC Supreme Court have been forced to dial for dollars in a big way.  This election is shaping up to be the most expensive Supreme Court races in North Carolina's history.  

Dark Money Is Taking Over Judicial Elections

Everyday national and state media outlets are exploding with reports on how Dark Money is taking over our judicial elections.  With the loss of judicial public financing, North Carolina's judicial elections are at the forefront. Here are a few hits:

NCVCE presents "Friend of Disclosure" awards to 5 legislators

North Carolina Voters for Clean Election Coalition presents their 2014 Friend of Disclosure Awards to Senator Tom Apodaca, Representative Pricey Harrison, Representative David Lewis, Representative Paul Luebke and Representative Paul Stam for their work on passing electronic disclosure of campaign finance NCVreports.

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