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For Immediate Release
Contact:
Judith Ingram
February 19, 2016   Christian Hilland
    Julia Queen
     
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.pdf version of this Weekly Digest   ISSUE 2016-08

Weekly Digest
Week of February 15 – 19

 

COMMISSION MEETINGS AND HEARINGS

No Commission open meetings or executive sessions were scheduled this week.

LITIGATION

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), et al. v. FEC (Case 1:16-cv-00259-BAH). On February 16, CREW and Nicholas Mezlak filed a Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

Levinthal, et al v. FEC (Case 1:15-cv-01148-JEB). On February 12, the Commission filed its Motion for Summary Judgment in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

OUTREACH

On February 17, Commissioners Lee E. Goodman and Ellen L. Weintraub participated in a panel discussion on "Hot First Amendment Topics: Campaign Finance and the 2016 Election" in Washington, DC. The event was sponsored by the American Bar Association's Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice.

On February 17, Commissioner Weintraub met with American University students to discuss the role and work of the Commission and recent developments in campaign finance law.

On February 17, Commissioner Weintraub met with Members of the Swedish Parliament to discuss issues related to U.S. elections.

On February 18, Commissioner Ann M. Ravel provided an overview of campaign finance law, the role of the Commission, and the impact on the 2016 elections at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in California.

On February 18, Commissioner Ravel participated in a panel discussion on how technology can improve the political process and campaign finance at the Startup Policy Lab in San Francisco, CA.

DISCLOSURE INITIATIVES

On February 18, a new version of the Commission calendar debuted on the agency’s beta.fec.gov website. The Commission encourages website visitors to submit comments and questions by clicking on the "Feedback" tab at the bottom of each page.

UPCOMING COMMISSION MEETINGS AND HEARINGS

February 23 and 25: The Commission is scheduled to hold an executive session.

February 25: The Commission is scheduled to hold an open meeting.

Meeting dates are subject to change. Please contact the Press Office the week of the scheduled meeting for confirmation.

UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

February 24: Webinar for Political Party Committees. Additional information is available on the Educational Outreach page of the Commission website.

March 23: Webinar for Candidate Committees. Additional information is available on the Educational Outreach page of the Commission website.

UPCOMING REPORTING DUE DATES

February 20: February Monthly Reports are due. For more information on monthly reporting dates, refer to the 2016 Monthly Reporting page of the Commission website.

ADDITIONAL RESEARCH MATERIALS

Additional research materials about the agency, campaign finance information, and election results are available through the Library section of the Commission website.

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