Citizens United Against "Citizens United"

NCVCE has recently taken part in more than half a dozen events and forums about the U.S. Supreme Court's controversial decision in Citizens United v. FEC.

The ruling strikes down long-standing laws against corporate spending on elections, making it easier for special interests to dominate the political process.

Find out more information about what this decision means for North Carolina.

If you're interested in organizing your own event email Melissa at

Ten Years, Many Victories

One decade ago, NC Voters for Clean Elections was formed as North Carolina’s campaign finance reform coalition.

Over the year’s our coalition has accomplished a lot: increasing transparency, holding politicians accountable, and creating alternative Voter-Owned Elections programs for appellate judges and the Council of State.

Highlights from a Decade of Campaign Finance Reform Work in NC:

Press Releases from NCVCE

Please click on the following links to read our press releases.

Judicial Campaign Media

MSNBC All In with Chris Hayes: Deluge of Big Money in Judicial Elections (9 min mark)

National Journal: When Judges Go Courting

Voter-Owned Elections

Why We Need It

  • Without clean elections we're getting less democracy for more money.
  • The skyrocketing cost of campaigns pushes candidates into a money chase, and almost all the campaign donations (90%) from North Carolina donors comes from only 1% of the state's population.
  • Voters are turned off, and many qualified candidates are excluded by a lack of funds.
  • Candidates spend too much time raising money and not enough time interacting with voters.