With the Citizens United decision, the Supreme Court has opened the floodgates to out-of-control corporate spending in our elections.
This devastating ruling gives the go-ahead to corporations to unleash their massive coffers on the political system to further their own special-interest agendas. These wealthy industries will invest in pay-to-play politics and see a big return on their investment at the voters' expense.
The best and most comprehensive way to change the rules of the game in Washington is the Fair Elections Now Act. By allowing candidates to depend entirely on small dollar contributions and limited public funds, it puts voters - not corporations - in control.
This proposed reform, now before Congress, is based on the successful public financing systems in Arizona, Connecticut, and Maine and would fundamentally change how Washington works.
We cannot stand by as corporations threaten to dictate our democratic process. In our democracy, the power of voters, not corporations should decide elections.
We strongly urge you to sign the petition asking your congressional representative to support the Fair Elections Now Act today!
- U.S. House of Representatives
I strongly urge you to co-sponsor the Fair Elections Now Act (HR 1826) to create a citizen-funded election system for congressional races.
This critical reform would curb unlimited corporate spending in elections and allow candidates to run for office on a blend of small donations and public funds, modeled off of the successful citizen-funded election systems in states like Arizona, Connecticut, and Maine.
It's time to end the campaign money chase and really change how Washington works. We need the voters – not corporations – to be the deciders of elections.
Please sign on as a co-sponsor of the Fair Elections Now Act today.
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