RootsAction is joining with a huge coalition to tell all of the presidential candidates to get serious about ending the domination of U.S. elections by big money.
We're asking each candidate to back a set of concrete steps to move us in the direction of actual democracy.
This could transform how elections are run, if enough people promote it.
Please click here to add your name and to read the plan.
Included on our agenda are:
Campaigns funded by small donors – Amplify the voices of ordinary Americans and end the mockery of billionaire-owned elections, by creating a system of public funding for campaigns.
Increased voter turnout – Reduce barriers to the ballot box and urge universal registration.
Real disclosure of who is funding political ads – Use existing executive authority to require more complete disclosure of TV ad sponsors and pass new laws to let voters know who is trying to influence their votes.
Overturning Citizens United – Use a constitutional amendment and Supreme Court nominations to overturn the Supreme Court’s disastrous decisions in cases like Citizens United and Buckley v. Valeo, allowing lawmakers to set commonsense rules and limits for campaign donations.
Tough enforcement of anti-corruption laws – Create an enforcement agency able and willing to crack down on violations of campaign finance laws.
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-- The RootsAction.org Team
P.S. RootsAction is an independent online force endorsed by Jim Hightower, Barbara Ehrenreich, Cornel West, Daniel Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald, Naomi Klein, Bill Fletcher Jr., Laura Flanders, former U.S. Senator James Abourezk, Coleen Rowley, Frances Fox Piven, Lila Garrett, Phil Donahue, Sonali Kolhatkar, and many others.