RFI in the News

Secret donors to super PAC supporting Vallas highlight the need for reform

A new super PAC called the Chicago Leadership Committee spent more than $165K to support Paul Vallas’s campaign for mayor, though its donors remain a mystery. RFI Executive Director Alisa Kaplan spoke with the Chicago Tribune about the need for reform:

“This is just ridiculous. Examples of dark money groups like this have been piling up in Illinois, and we have to do something about it. You shouldn’t have to be a detective to figure out who’s paying to influence you — that undermines the whole point of disclosure rules,” she said. “Several states, including California, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, have laws that require big contributions to be traced back to their original source, and we’ve drafted similar legislation for Illinois.”

Read the article here.


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