Issues : Get Money Out of Politics

Government should be run by the people, not by the rich. Taking back our democracy requires changing the Constitution to make it clear that money is not speech and corporations are not people. We must also take away the power of the wealthy and their Republican allies to use gerrymandering to keep progressives out of office.

  • Repeal Citizens United
  • Fair Districts
  • State by state reform campaigns
  • Pass the Government By the People Act
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President Obama: End “pay to play” corruption

Thanks to the Supreme Court cases Citizens United and McCutcheon, major corporations can win federal contracts by secretly bribing politicians with millions in campaign contributions.

President Obama is considering putting an end to this by requiring that corporations that do business with the government reveal their campaign spending -- but first, he needs public support.

That's why Democracy for America is joining Public Citizen and a massive coalition of other organizations to deliver your petition signatures in events happening across the country on April 2 -- the anniversary of McCutcheon -- with a goal of reaching 500,000 signatures.

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Tell the DSCC: Refuse to accept money from Wall Street banks

The big banks want Democrats to stop listening to Elizabeth Warren and start doing what Wall Street demands, no matter how damaging it is to the American people. As Reuters reported in an exclusive story: 

"Representatives from Citigroup, JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, have met to discuss ways to urge Democrats, including Warren and Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, to soften their party's tone toward Wall Street, sources familiar with the discussions said this week...

Citigroup has decided to withhold donations for now to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) over concerns that Senate Democrats could give Warren and lawmakers who share her views more power, sources inside the bank told Reuters."

It's time we went on offense. The DSCC should not wait for Wall Street to decide its next move. Instead, the DSCC should tell Wall Street to get lost. The DSCC must stop chasing Wall Street money and start focusing on electing Democrats who will stand with Elizabeth Warren and other progressives. Will you stand with us?

Please join Robert Reich and sign DFA's petition to the DSCC: Refuse to accept donations from Wall Street banks like Citigroup, JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, and Bank of America.

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Congress: Pass the Government By The People Act

The Government By The People Act will match small-dollar donations with public funds, turning a $25 contribution into $175 -- or $100 into $700. This will incentivize candidates to pay attention to everyday voters, not big-money donors. It helps overturn the McCutcheon and Citizens United decisions and starts to get big money out of our politics.

The Government By The People Act is already endorsed by over 40 progressive, labor, and good government organizations -- including the Sierra Club and the NAACP. It’s time for Congress to recognize massive public outrage over the horrible McCutcheon decision and pass this bill.

Sign our petition and tell Congress to pass the Government By the People Act. 

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