Center for Responsive Politics Takes on “Shadow Money”

Policy experts, attorneys, and journalists convened on June 20th at the Center for Responsive Politics to debate the role of nonprofit social welfare groups in campaign finance. Sponsor of the DISCLOSE Act Rep. Chris Van Hollen acted as the keynote speaker, addressing the lack of transparency in 501 (c)(4) political activity. These “nonprofit social welfare” groups are allowed to lobby and engage in political spending but are not required to disclose their donors.