US Civil Liberties
Open-Content investigative project managed by Paul, KJF, mtuck, paxvector
This is a news item pertaining to the US Civil Liberties investigative project, one of several grassroots investigations being hosted on the History Commons website. The data published as part of this investigation has been collected, organized, and published by members of the public who are registered users of this website.
7/3/2012: Voting Rights and Campaign Finance
The topic of voting rights and campaign finance in the United States (arguably two topics, but demonstrably linked) is tremendously controversial. As with many such topics, the mainstream media provides more heat than light, with pundits weighing in on one side or the other but providing information consumers with little new information. The goal of this new category is to compile information on American voting rights laws from the Civil War to the 2010 “Citizens United” decision and into the current state of “super PACs” and billionaire donations steering and shaping political campaigns. Selected opinion and punditry from various sides of the political discussion will also be included. As always, if you see the opportunity to add to the category, you are invited to begin contributing. The more information the History Commons can present on this topic, the more informed the user can be. Your contributions are invaluable to the discussion.