The Creative Coalition Praises Senate Passage
Of Historic Campaign Finance Reform
WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 4, 2001 – Today William Baldwin, President of The Creative Coalition (TCC), commended the United States Senate’s 59-41 passage of the “Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act of 2001” (S.27), otherwise known as the McCain-Feingold bill.
“Money and its influence on politics represents one of the most significant threats to our democracy,” Mr. Baldwin said. “Passage of McCain-Feingold is a genuine achievement that will minimize this threat by reducing the influence of large campaign contributions on our political system. On behalf of The Creative Coalition, I congratulate those senators who voted to improve our democracy, and urge members of the House of Representatives to pass its version (H.R.380) quickly.”
Mr. Baldwin continued, “We encourage Congress to look at additional ways to reduce the influence of money in campaigns, level the political playing field and restore America’s faith in its political leaders. Specifically, The Creative Coalition supports and will continue working for more sweeping and systemic reform that provides for voluntary public financing on state and federal levels, as well as free or reduced airtime rates for candidates.”
ABOUT THE CREATIVE COALITION
The Creative Coalition is the leading nonprofit, nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community. Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating its members on issues of public importance, primarily the First Amendment, arts advocacy, campaign finance reform and public education. Headquartered in New York City, The Creative Coalition also has offices in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and San Francisco. The Creative Coalition does not endorse or raise funds for political parties or candidates.
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