Selected Resources

Please review this selection of documents for more background into the issues:

28th Amendment/Campaign Finance Reform

“Jim Rubens: 28th Amendment”, Jim Rubens Conway Daily Sun

“’But It Will Happen’: A Constitutional Amendment to Secure Political Equality in Election Spending and Representation”, Jeffrey D. Clements, Harvard Law & Policy Review, Vol. 13, Issue 2 (Summer 2019), pp. 375-419

“How One State Legislature Grappled with Creating an Ethics Commission,” Viki Harrison, Harvard Law & Policy Review, Vol. 13, Issue 2 (Summer 2019), pp. 422-448

“America is Not a Democracy,” Yasha Mounk, The Atlantic, March 2018

“Dark Money Illuminated” –

“Government of Citizens Not Money – 2018” – American Promise, Take Back Our Republic, Fix-It America

“Moving Americans to Action – A Message Guide for Democracy” – Rethink Media

“Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average  Citizens,” Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page, Perspectives on Politics, American Political Science Association 2014  

“The Tax Overhaul Is Proof that Money in Politics Affects All of Us” – Daniel L, Weiner, Brennan Center for Justice


“Report: NM Redistricting Vulnerable To Personal, Partisan Manipulation”, An Interview with author Gwyneth Doland,  Baumgartel, Elaine KUNM. Nov 20, 2019

“Redistricting NM 2021; A troubled history and opportunities to change”, Gwyneth Doland, New Mexico in Depth


Lobbying Reform


Elections and Voters’ Rights

“Pack the Union: A Proposal to Admit New States for the Purpose of Amending the Constitution to Ensure Equal Representation” – Note, Harvard Law Review, January 20, 2020

Public Campaign Finance


Ethics, Anti-Corruption



“Why the Politics Industry is Failing America” – Katherine M. Gehl and Michael E. Porter, the Harvard Business School