The purpose of this site is to help educators develop strategies for teaching their students about an increasingly important issue in American democracy: the financing of political campaigns. Campaign funds are used to promote a candidate's message and secure votes, so candidates for public office must raise money for their campaigns. Do the sources of these funds have undue influence on both electoral outcomes and governance, or is their influence minimal? Does an influx of dollars into an election help or hinder democratic representation? The resources on this site provide teachers various methods and resources to help students understand various perspectives about campaign finance, the challenges of campaign finance reform, and how they can contribute to this important national discussion. Please click on the links on the left to learn more.