Campaign Finance Reform
We must give democracy back to the people.
In 2010, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Citizens United, ending a century of campaign finance laws that protected politics from unlimited contributions by corporations who have a vested interest in their own profits. This landmark case allowed millions of dollars to be poured into campaigns, even from foreign investors, forcing congressional leaders to dial-for-dollars rather than meet with constituents or to focus on governing in the interest of the people they serve.
This must end.
I am committed to passing legislation that ends Citizens United and takes dark money out of politics.
Corporations are not people. And if they are, then why aren’t they limited to the federal campaign contribution limits like the rest of us?
Additionally, publicly funded campaigns not only give the power of elections back to the people of our country, but they also ensure that those who might be priced out of running for office can become public servants.
These are steps we can take to ensure our democracy works for all of us, not just the wealthy few.