Dark Money Illuminated


Just 15 dark money groups in the post- Citizens United era accounted for over 75 percent of the more than $800 million in dark money spent in recent elections, as Issue One found in its year-long investigation. 


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In 2018, members of Congress must make ethics
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Since the start of the 115th Congress, our elected leaders have spent

hours fundraising, instead of doing their jobs.

Here’s how we calculated this number

Our elected officials are trapped in a never-ending cycle of fundraising, spending as many as 20 hours a week “dialing for dollars.” We can get Congress back to working for the people by enacting common-sense changes that ensure everyone’s voice is heard.

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