Week 3 Essay Topic
- Discuss campaign finance reform policies, including the
Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002,
and efforts under the Obama and Trump administrations.
- Make an argument as to how effective or ineffective these
efforts were, either practically or politically.
- If relevant, explain how such laws affected the ability to
self-finance campaigns. Support assertions with facts and data.
should be about 750 words in length, not including repetition of the
question or reference list.
should be written in third person perspective. The goal is to create a
scholarly argument by presenting a thesis statement and then providing evidence
to support that position. "I think, I feel, I believe" and "in
my opinion" should appear nowhere in the essay. Personal opinions are not
necessary and may weaken your argument.