We The People: A Call for Real Reform
Today's campaign finance system is a threat to America's democratic values of
fairness and equality. Special interest money carries too much weight, at a
tremendous cost to the rest of us. Campaigns are too long and expensive.
Good people without access to big money do not have a fair chance to run and
to win. Only voters should be allowed to donate to campaigns, not
corporations, not unions , no influence peddling - one person/one vote.
Candidates spend too much time fundraising and not enough time on voter
concerns and issues.
It is Time for a Fundamental Change in
the way America Finances Election Campaigns!
We must curb special interest influence in policy-making, limit spending on
campaigns, and free lawmakers from the money chase so they can do their jobs.
It is time to bring our political democracy back to the fundamental
principle of "one person, one vote" and "government of the people, by the
people, and for the people."
Candidates who reject contributions from private sources and accept spending
limits should have the option of receiving "clean money" - public funds. We
call upon the President, the Congress, and the states across the nation to
enact this Campaign Finance Reform!