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Take Big Money out of politics!

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Take Big Money out of politics!

To be delivered to The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate

Petition Statement

We demand a government that is accountable to all of us, not just wealthy donors. I support the Government by the People Act (H.R. 20), which reduces the influence of big-money campaign donors by amplifying the voices of all Americans. As a citizen co-sponsor, I urge my representative to be a leader in working to pass this critical bill.
There are currently 61,592 signatures. NEW goal - We need 75,000 signatures!

Petition Background

Since the disastrous Citizens United ruling, corporations and ultra-rich donors have been having a field day. Billionaires like the Koch brothers and Sheldon Adelson have poured unprecedented millions into elections, drowning out the voices of every day Americans.

Rep. Sarbanes (MD) and Rep. Larson (CT) are introducing legislation to create a system of public financing of elections for Congress. Public financing of elections means ending the control of big money on our politics and guaranteeing that every voice can be heard. And with public financing, candidates could run for office without having a rolodex of millionaire special interest supporters.

Democracy means one person, one vote -- not one dollar, one vote. Picture what Congress would look like if each of us had as much of a say as David and Charles Koch. Like what you see? Join us by signing up as a Citizen Co-Sponsor of the Government by the People Act.

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