WANT FAIRER ELECTIONS? THEN SHUT UP OR DO SOMETHING LIKE SIGN THIS!
Our chances of winning big fights for Wall Street reform, Medicare for All, and other issues go dramatically up as the incentive for politicians to court special-interest donors goes down. Tha's why, today, 8 progressive organizations pushed forward together on a strategy to achieve real campaign finance reform -- right at a critical moment when Nancy Pelosi is deciding whether to throw her weight behind a strong reform bill. Can you co-sign our letter to Nancy Pelosi signaling that we support publicly-financed, citizen-funded elections for Congress? See the letter and become a supporter of citizen-funded elections here! Right now, behind the scenes, a special task force appointed by Nancy Pelosi is negotiating which campaign finance reform proposal House Democratic leaders will put their full weight behind. Two bills under consideration would create the right incentive system -- rewarding congressional candidates who court regular people and only raise donations up to $100 or $150. Grassroots donations would be matched approximately 5 to 1 with public funds, plus these candidates would receive some additional public money. A far weaker bill under consideratoin would give a taxpayer subsidy to big-money donors! We told Pelosi we cannot support that. Please let Nancy Pelosi know that Americans need her to support a strong citizen-funded elections bill that gets politicians to court regular people. BOLDPROGRESSIVES