Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.
Below are some infographics that show how special interest cash corrupts our democracy. You can also find more visuals in our blog.
Citizens led by over 100 reform groups are campaigning for Fair Elections for New York: public financing of elections, lower contribution limits, and strong enforcement. If they succeed, they will not only change politics as usual in Albany, they will also send a strong message across the country that despite Congress's inaction, citizens are not waiting to take back their democracy.
This visual is dedicated to one of our most dysfunctional govt institutions: Congress. Who can afford the high price tag of our government? Unfortunately, only the privileged few. We can not have a government by the people and for the people if our elections are dependent upon the 0.26% of Americans wealthy enough to pay for them.
Our superman-themed infographic is a snapshot of how Super PACs were super powerful in the 2012 presidential election. What unites these 26 individuals is their wealth—and the shared belief that it can win an election.
Our final 2012 election infographic compares the sources of revenue for Romney and Obama as they headed into the final stretch of their race to the oval office. The numbers are a crucial reminder that the candidates don’t have to talk about money this election — the money talks for them.
We made a remixable template that names the top funders for each presidential candidate — and you helped fill in the blanks for this year's Congressional races. Election day is the single most important opportunity for the people to assert their rightful importance over the funders, and there's no better way to send a message to candidates than to tell them you know the facts about who's underwriting their campaigns.