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Former FEC Chair Ann Ravel discusses her resignation and money in politics

By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call
Ann Ravel

In 2017, Federal Elections Committee chair Ann Ravel resigned saying: “The mission of the FEC is essential to ensuring a fair electoral process. Yet, since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, our political campaigns have been awash in unlimited, often dark, money.”

Ann Ravel is now a lecturer at Berkeley Law. We’ll speak with her about how the FEC is supposed to function and what it will take to get money out of politics.


Ann Ravel, senior fellow at Maplight’s Digital Deception Project, a Professor at UC Berkeley Law School, and former chair of the Federal Election Commission

Web Resources:

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SCOTUS blog: Kavanaugh and campaign finance: Republican National Committee v. Federal Election Commission

The Center for Public Integrity: FEC’s Ann Ravel: resigning, but ‘not going away’

MapLight: Former FEC Chair Ann Ravel joins MapLight to take on deceptive digital politics

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