Take Action: End the Influence of Big Money

HR 1 action alert, LWV, democracy, elections, dark money
Time Range For Action Alert: 
December 19, 2018 to March 31, 2019

ACTION ALERT! We need to rebalance our system so Big Money doesn’t set Washington’s agenda or decide who gets a seat at the table.

Tell your Representative to make sure that small-donor financing is included as a priority in HR 1!

Corruption occurs in Washington when wealthy donors and powerful interests use political money to buy influence from officeholders.  Creating a new public financing system, will end Washington corruption.

A new small donor, public matching funds system would:

  • Provide the funding necessary for House and presidential candidates to run competitive races without becoming obligated to influence-seeking funders;
  • Open the door to new candidates from all walks of life by providing them with the ability to raise the money they need to run for office; and
  • Greatly reduce the power and influence of big money funders. They would be far less important in elections and have far less influence over government policies if candidates can obtain sufficient campaign funds elsewhere.
New legislation from Congress, HR 1, will modernize our election system, reform redistricting, and restore the Voting Rights Act. But we need your help to ensure that a key provision reducing the undue influence of Big Money in our politics is also included.
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