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Can Public Funding Initiatives for Political Activity Increase Openness,” Lindsay Ferris, Sunlight Foundation, Feb. 18, 2015.

Can the States Save Our Democracy?,” Hedrick Smith, New York Times, August 21, 2016.

Donor Diversity Through Public Matching Funds,” Sundeep Iyer, Elisabeth Genn, Brendan Glavin, Michael J. Malbin, Brennan Center for Justice, May 14, 2012.

Fresh Start: The Impact of Public Campaign Financing in Connecticut,” J. Mijin Cha and Miles Rapoport, Demos, April 19, 2013.

Public Financing of Campaigns,” Ballotpedia, An interactive almanac on state politics.

Public Financing of Campaigns – Overview,” National Council of State Legislatures.

Public Funding of Presidential Elections,” Federal Election Commission, April 2014.

“Subsidizing Democracy: How Public Funding Changes Elections and How It Can Work in the Future,” Michael G. Miller (Ithaca: Cornell Univ Press, 2013)

“The Activists’s Handbook,” Randy Shaw (Berkeley: Univ of California Press, 2013)

“The New Campaign Finance System,” Anthony Corrado, Thomas E. Mann, Daniel R. Ortiz, Trevor Potter (Washington: Brookings Institution, 2006)

Also See These Websites:

National Council of State Legislatures

444 North Capitol St., NW, Suite 515
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 624-5400
&7700 East First Place
Denver, CO 80230
(303) 364-7700

Morgan Cullen, for further information on campaign finance

National Institute on Money in State Politics

833 N. Last Chance Gulch
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 449-2480

Public Campaign

1133 19th Street NW, 9th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 640-5600

President: Nick Nyhart VP for Outreach and Operations: Betty Ahrens

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