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Background Six Steps to Rebuild Faith in Democracy 

Here are six steps the federal government could take to restore trust in the political process. Please encourage your members of Congress and the Administration to support them.

Background The Supreme Court and Good Government 

The Senate has a job to do, and so does the president. The death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia sets the constitutional process in motion for the president to nominate a new Supreme Court justice — and for the Senate to provide "advice and consent" on the nomination.

Update Your Advocacy Influences Congress 

Over and over again, members of Congress say that what people in their state or district want them to do is front and center to their decision-making. When staffers in 450 congressional offices were asked about the most effective lobbying strategies, overwhelmingly they identified constituent visits.

Background Voting & Elections 

We have a flawed electoral and campaign finance system that unfairly stacks the odds in favor of the wealthy few who can give large political contributions.

Update The Quest for Equal Voting Rights 

Native Americans can face great obstacles in the United States when it comes to registering to vote, accessing polling places and actually casting their votes.

Statement FCNL Statement on Nigeria's Delayed Elections and U.S. Response 

FCNL urges Congress and President Obama to act in support of peaceful, transparent, and fair elections in Nigeria.

Update Money in Politics: What have we learned in the past five years? 

Today is the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United vs. FEC; a decision that allowed corporations to spend money to influence elections the same way that individual people can. In the last five years, corporations, SuperPACs, and wealthy individuals have stepped up campaign contributions and further solidified the role of big money in politics. FCNL continues our mission to reduce the role of big money in government, which all too often drowns out the voices of American citizens.

Advocacy Resource Bird Dogging Guide 

Asking questions in an election season is an important way to make your voice heard. Here are tips for making your question effective.

Background Citizens United and Money in Politics 

The Supreme Court decisions in Federal Election Commission v. Citizens United and McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission have allowed big money to flood into elections. We may never know the full impact of these large and concentrated contributions on electoral outcomes.

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