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Supreme Court to hear case challenging California donor disclosure law

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Supreme Court to hear case challenging California donor disclosure law

California is widely regarded as the gold standard for campaign finance transparency, but one of the state's disclosure rules will soon face scrutiny from the Supreme Court.

The high court agreed last week to hear an appeal, brought by two conservative advocacy groups, that challenges California's law requiring nonprofits to disclose their top donors.

The Americans for Prosperity Foundation, founded by the influential Koch family, and the Thomas Moore Law Center, a conservative Catholic legal group, claim California's law infringes on their rights of free speech and association, but state officials say it is necessary to prevent charitable fraud.

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Young people found more ways to engage in politics in 2020

Much has been made of the increase in voter participation among young people in 2020. But the act of casting a ballot represents just one method of civic engagement, and young people significantly increased their participation in other political activities last year.

New data released Tuesday by Tufts University's Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement found that nearly three times as many people ages 18 to 24 said in late 2020 that they have donated to a political campaign or registered others to vote, as compared to 2018. And the percent of young people who volunteered for a political campaign more than doubled in the same time frame.

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'Polarized' doesn't describe us accurately, because there's a third force to reckon with

It is misleading to say we are a nation divided into two opposing groups. In reality, there are three: pure Republicans, pure Democrats, and a group made up of independents and non-voters, writes Dave Anderson.

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Job alert: business network manager, American Promise

American Promise is seeking a full-time employee to work directly with members of the business community, connecting them with information, resources, and activities to empower their advocacy for a 28th Amendment to the the Constitution.

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