Democracy 21 is a non-profit organization in the United States that works to remove the influence of private money from politics (see campaign finance, campaign finance reform). It was founded in 1997 by longtime activist Fred Wertheimer, and is based in Washington, DC. The group has three stated goals:
Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.
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Lobbying on Behalf of Democracy 21
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Democracy 21 $70,505
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Government Issues
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.359 To reduce Federal spending and the deficit by terminating taxpayer financing of presidential election campaigns and party conventions. H.R.414 Presidential Funding Act S.194 A bill to reduce Federal spending and the deficit by terminating taxpayer financing of presidential election campaigns and party conventions. H.R.2008 Keeping Politics Out of Federal Contracting Act of 2011 S.679 Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011 S.1100 Keeping Politics Out of Federal Contracting Act of 2011 H.R.2517 Shareholder Protection Act of 2011 H.R.2572 Clean Up Government Act of 2011 S.1360 Shareholder Protection Act of 2011 H.R.3465 National Forest Roadless Area Conservation Act
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