Take Action Publications Press Room About Public Citizen Public Citizen Divisions Home
Advocates for justice, consumer access to the courts, and accountable government

JOIN US! |Take Action | Publications | About Congress Watch | Contact Us

For Keyword(s)
advanced search

Email Signup

Sign up for our free activist updates.

Hard Money/Contribution Limits

When it comes to money in politics, most people think in terms of "hard money" – money for federal candidate campaigns that comes from legal sources, subject to contribution limits, and reported to the Federal Election Commission (FEC). Hard money stands in contrast to "soft money" – money for political purposes that comes from sources and in amounts otherwise prohibited for federal candidate campaigns. To learn more, please start with our primer located under "In the Spotlight."

Hot Issues

» Primer on Hard Money/Individual Contributions

» 2005 Federal Election Contribution Limits

» Press Release: President Bush's Hard Money Hypocrisy

    » congress | campaign | issues | hard money

Because Public Citizen does not accept funds from corporations, professional associations or government agencies, we can remain independent and follow the truth wherever it may lead. But that means we depend on the generosity of concerned citizens like you for the resources to fight on behalf of the public interest. If you would like to help us in our fight, click here.

Join | Contact PC | Contribute | Site Map | Careers/Internships| Privacy Statement