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Campaign finance refers to fundraising and spending involved in candidates’ run for office. These campaigns cost a great deal of money; from travel expenses to advertisements and compensation of staff, enormous financial burdens come with running for office.

Campaign finance reform is deeply intertwined in the ethical and moral fabric of our nation. The voices of those who are most oppressed and vulnerable are the voices that most need to be elevated in the halls of power. Unfortunately, with the outsize influence of money, those voices are not heard as clearly.  Following the Citizens United v. FEC decision in 2010, outside spending increased drastically. In the 2012 election cycle, outside groups spent over $1 billion, which was three times higher than outside spending in 2008, before the Citizens United decision.

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