Remember when Federal Election Commission Chair Ann Ravel said the FEC is as useless as men’s nipples? Turns out she was right.

A joint investigation between NBC Bay Area and WRC (NBC4) in Washington shows that the FEC often “does nothing to enforce elections laws.” These laws are intended to regulate campaign spending and keep elections honest and fair, an essential part of preserving the integrity of our democracy.

Without the FEC’s enforcement, our election laws aren’t being enforced. In other words, there’s no cop on the block.

Members of the FEC say that political gridlock is to blame. That’s a shame, because at the grassroots level, Americans on the left and the right agree on passing (and enforcing!) tough anti-corruption laws.

Read the full story here: http://www.nbcbayarea.com/investigations/Dysfunction-at-the-Federal-Elections-Commission-394042431.html

About Tzipora Lederman
Tzipora Lederman is skilled in political communication and strategy. She specializes in grassroots communication and spearheading political stunts, earning national media attention in outlets from Fox and CBS to Variety and The New York Times. Tzipora has a B.A. in politics from Oberlin College and a background of advocacy and political organizing. She works in the Represent.Us San Francisco office.
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