Our team has created materials to inform members and the public about issues surrounding money in our political system. We are working to encourage municipalities in Boulder County to adopt or improve their campaign finance reform systems.
In Boulder City Council elections can candidates choose public financing. The League worked to design and implement this public financing system. Visit the City of Boulder web site to learn more about the Campaign Finance Reform Initiative
LWVBC Toolkit for
Campaign Finance Reform
Click the link below to view our Money in Politics video on YouTube:
Let's Talk ... Money in Politics
Our one-page CFR Toolkit [85 KB, 1 page] provides information about other organizations that share our commitment to campaign finance reform.
We have collected some frequently asked questions about campaign finance and publicly financed campaigns, including questions about Colorado law:
Campaign Finance Reform FAQ [60 KB, 5 pages] (Spring 2016)
Publicly Financed Campaigns FAQ [50 KB, 3 pages] (Spring 2016)
You can download a short brochure: Will Democracy Survive? Publicly Financed Campaigns
[150 KB, 2 pages]
We are frequently called upon to speak at schools and to community organizations about money in our elections, where to find information, and how to take action. If you wish to schedule a speaker for your class or group, send an email to our Team Leader: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have created slide show presentations that explore the topic of Money in Politics, and we encourage others to use these materials to inform people of the situation created by money in politics. If you use one of these resources, please send an email to our Team Leader: email@example.com
and tell us about your experiences.
Money In Politics: Schools
[585 KB, 17 pages] (February 2016)
Money in American Elections: Democracy in Danger
[745 KB, 29 pages] (March 2016)
Money in American Elections: Democracy in Danger (notes)
[600 KB, 29 pages] (March 2016)
PBS Frontline 2012 Big Sky Big Money
In a special investigation in collaboration with Marketplace, FRONTLINE travels to the remote epicenter of the campaign finance debate for a tale of money, politics, and intrigue. How has the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision changed campaigns in America? Ask Montana, which has tried to challenge the ruling in court, is investigating alleged campaign abuses, and is playing host to a bitter race that could decide control of the U.S. Senate. FRONTLINE correspondent and Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal reports.