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Late last week, I helped launch an advocacy group specifically to challenge the idea of a lobbying group bailout. I did it because I covered DC lobbying groups as a reporter, and the idea that Congress should give them access to small business forgivable loans — effectively contributions — is absolutely insane.

May 20, 2020

Progressives raise alarm over letting lobbying groups access PPP funds

THE HILL

Progressives raise alarm over letting lobbying groups access PPP funds

May 26, 2020

The Intercept - Nancy Pelosi

THE INTERCEPT

June 9, 2020

NEW POLL SHOWS POLITICAL RISKS OF HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI’S BAILOUT OF CORPORATE LOBBYISTS

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THE DAMAGE REPORT

May 21, 2020

THE DAMAGE REPORT

May 21, 2020

THE PETER COLLINS SHOW

May 21, 2020

THE PETER COLLINS SHOW

May 21, 2020

JACOBIN MAGAZINE

Late last week, I helped launch an advocacy group specifically to challenge the idea of a lobbying group bailout. I did it because I covered DC lobbying groups as a reporter, and the idea that Congress should give them access to small business forgivable loans — effectively contributions — is absolutely insane.

May 20, 2020

THE EAGLE TRIBUNE

"But the Democratic Policy Center, a new organization that uncovers corporate influence, analyzed IRS data (which is public for nonprofits like (c)(6) groups), finding that this provision would apply to 99.8 percent of all trade groups in America."

May 19, 2020

NATION OF CHANGE

“It’s unbelievable that Congress is working to bail out big lobbying groups right now, under the guise of coronavirus relief, instead of helping the millions of people who can’t pay rent..."

May 14, 2020

OPEN SECRETS

“The fact that there’s no revenue cap here, that it can go to organizations that receive hundreds of millions of dollars every year and that exist as lobbying operations first and foremost, is just crazy...”

May 13, 2020

COMMON DREAMS

"BREAKING: House Democrats' new CARES Act proposal would expand PPP loan eligibility to *all* 501(c)(4) and (c)(6) groups with under 500 employees. Our research shows it would cover 99.9% of c6 trade groups."

May 12, 2020

THE AMERICAN PROSPECT

"But the Democratic Policy Center, a new organization that uncovers corporate influence, analyzed IRS data (which is public for nonprofits like (c)(6) groups), finding that this provision would apply to 99.8 percent of all trade groups in America."

May 12, 2020

TALKING POINTS MEMO

NY Presidential Primary Cancellation Was An Anti-Democratic Move That Harmed A Pro-Democracy Campaign

April 30, 2020

THE HILL

The importance of federal legislation cannot be overstated. The patchwork of state laws governing elections is proving disastrous, and though many states have taken action to respond to this crisis, many have not. Only federal standards with adequate funding can ensure our democracy will be functional in the months ahead.

April 20, 2020

TALKING POINTS MEMO

The Media Can Play A Crucial Role In Preserving Democracy Amid COVID. Here’s How.

April 13, 2020

IN THESE TIMES

How Ranked Choice Voting Could Make the 2020 Election More Democratic

November 4, 2019

SALON

Republicans have rigged the maps and manipulated elections — why won't Democrats talk about it?

September 19, 2019

TALKING POINTS MEMO

How David Koch’s 1980 Fantasy Became America’s Current Reality

August 27, 2019

THE NEW REPUBLIC

The Case Against the Electoral College Is Stronger Than Ever

August 2, 2019

THE NEW REPUBLIC

After 48 Years, Democrats Still Haven't Gotten The Memo

July 23, 2019

THE HILL

Democracy reform subtly defines the presidential primary

July 2, 2019

THE PROGRESSIVE

Waking Up To The Sunrise Movement

May 23, 2019