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Regulating Electioneering: Distinguishing Between "Express Advocacy" and "Issue Advocacy"

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Publication Date: January 1998

Publisher(s): Brennan Center for Justice

Author(s): Glenn Moramarco

Topic: Politics (Campaigns, lobbying, and pressure groups)

Keywords: Democracy; Campaign Finance Reform; Voting Rights & Elections

Type: Report


Campaign Finance Reform Series: This paper reviews the history of the rise of "issue advocacy," describes the current legal landscape, and explains some of the leading regulatory approaches for defining "express advocacy" and "issue advocacy" in a more realistic and constitutionally permissible manner.