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  • Weekly Digests

Week of March 2-6, 2020

March 6, 2020

Commission meetings and hearings

No open meetings or executive sessions were scheduled this week.


Campaign Legal Center v. FEC (Case No. 20-0588) On February 27, Plaintiff filed a Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Campaign Legal Center, et al. v. FEC (Case No. 19-2336) On March 5, Plaintiffs filed an Opposition to Correct the Record’s and Hillary For America’s Amended Motion to Dismiss.

Doe, et al. v. FEC (Case No. 19-484) On February 14, the United States Solicitor General filed a Brief for The Respondent in Opposition to a Petition for Certiorari on behalf of the Commission in the United States Supreme Court. On March 4, Petitioners filed a Reply Brief in support of their petition.

Free Speech for People v. FEC (Case No. 19-1722) On March 2, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a Memorandum Opinion and Order granting the Commission’s Motion to Dismiss.


On March 2-5, Commissioner Ellen L. Weintraub discussed the role of the Commission and campaign finance law with students from Agnes Scott College, Emory University, Emory U. School of Law, Georgia State University, and Spelman College.

On March 4, Communications Specialist Zainab Smith discussed the role and work of the Commission with a multi-country delegation visiting the U.S. as part of the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program.

On March 4, Press Officer Judith Ingram discussed campaign finance disclosure rules and the role of the Commission with a group of journalists from Central Asia hosted by the U.S. State Department.

Upcoming reporting due dates

March 20: March Monthly reports are due. For more information on monthly reporting dates, refer to the 2020 Monthly Reporting page of the Commission website.

Upcoming educational programs

March 18 and 19, 2020: The Commission will host webinars on independent expenditures.

March 25, 2020: The Commission will host a webinar for candidate committees.

Additional research materials

Federal Elections 2018: Election Results for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives is available. The data was compiled from the official vote totals published by state election offices. To order a printed copy, please contact the FEC’s Public Records Office at 800/424-9530 (option 2) or 202/694-1120, or send an email to

FEC Notify: Want to be notified by email when campaign finance reports are received by the agency? Sign up here.

Additional research materials about the agency, campaign finance information, and election results are available through the Library section of the Commission website.

Printed copies of the 2019 edition of Title 11 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) are available. Contact the Commission's Information Division at (202) 694-1100 or (800) 424-9530 (press 6, when prompted) to order printed copies of the CFR at no charge. You may also email the Information Division to place an order at

The 2019 Combined Federal State Disclosure and Election Directory is available. This publication identifies the federal and state agencies responsible for the disclosure of campaign finances, lobbying, personal finances, public financing, candidates on the ballot, election results, spending on state initiatives and other financial filings. To order a printed copy, please contact the FEC’s Public Records Office at 800/424-9530 (option 2) or 202/694-1120, or send an email to

The FEC Record is available as a continuously updated online news source.

Other election-related resources

Videos on protecting U.S. elections. The FBI’s Protected Voices initiative provides videos designed to help political campaigns protect themselves from foreign influence. The 2019 videos offer guidance on ransomware, business email compromise, supply chain, social media literacy, and foreign influence operations. Other videos, released in 2018, include cyber hygiene topics such as social engineering, patching, router hardening, and app and browser safety.

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