A new analysis of data through Election Day from the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and other sources by OSPIRG Education Fund and Demos shows how big outside spenders drowned out small contributions in 2012: just 61 large donors to Super PACs giving on average $4.7 million each matched the $285.1 million in grassroots contributions from more than 1,425,500 small donors to presidential candidates.
[Washington, DC] According to exit polls issued by national media outlets, the youth share of the electorate increased to 19 percent in 2012 over 18 percent in 2008.
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But thanks to new rules to crack down on excessive health insurance rate hikes – and the greater scrutiny that has followed – consumers have reason for cautious optimism.
A push to create free or inexpensive textbooks is gaining momentum as educators, philanthropists and policymakers nationwide search for new ways to rein in college costs.
Seventy Southern Oregon University students attended OSPIRG's Kick Off Meeting this Winter.
The event commensed with inspirational speeches from SOU Vice President Jonathan Eldridge and
Ashland Food Angel's Pamala Joy. Attendees then broke out into campaign groups to further to discuss
the problem and solutions, and to plan their first event for the quarter.
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