Viral proposal to skewer Citizens United
On Feb. 6 Maryland Congressman John Sarbanes introduced the "Government by the People" Act, that would enact a system of publicly financed elections, so that people can run for Congress without a rolodex of CEOs and powerful corporate donors. Over 100 Congressmembers co-sponsored the plan by the end of the first day.
The grassroots energy behind this has been incredible. Over 125,000 people signed on as Citizen Co-Sponsors on the first day. Will join us?
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Demand a government that is accountable to all of us, not just wealthy donors.
This plan can loosen the grip of big money on Congress and put democracy back in the hands of the people.
How it works:
- Contributions of $1 to $150 would be matched on a six-to-one basis by a public fund––paid for by closing corporate tax loopholes and giveaways.
- Contributors would get a refundable “My Voice” tax credit of $25.
- Each candidate’s public funding would be capped at a certain amount, and there would be strict enforcement of campaign finance laws—including disclosure of all donations.
This law would give candidates the incentive to spend time listening to the concerns of constituents, and not just powerful billionaires and corporate special interests.