Campaign Finance

Snapshot of America

“Activists marching in Washington, D.C. to protest the use of big money in federal elections.”

The signs “Stop Rove” reference Karl Rove’s involvement in the 527 organization American Crossroads.  Both sides of the protest are debating issues of First Amendment rights.  Multiple Supreme Court decisions have upheld the right of certain organizations to spend unlimited amounts of money on influencing elections as long as they are independent of campaigns.  The protesters consider the influence of exorbitant amounts of money on elections undemocratic.