Free and fair elections are essential to an American democracy that works for all of us. But right now, Washington is rigged for the rich and powerful. On every issue we care about, from healthcare to gun safety to climate change to taxes, politicians are pulled to favor the wealthiest by armies of lobbyists and corporate donors who fund campaigns and SuperPACs. We need to end the corruption of big money in our politics.
Our campaign is funded by thousands of grassroots donors, and we reject money from corporate SuperPACs and the fossil fuel industry. If elected, I will advocate for a reformation of our campaign finance system and our lobbying laws, including:
- Cosponsoring the Democracy for All Amendment that would overturn Citizens United, Buckley vs. Valeo, and McCutcheon vs. the FEC.
- Cosponsoring the Government by the People Act (H.R. 20) that would establish a system of publicly funded federal elections.
- Crafting legislation that requires that publicly traded companies disclose all political spending to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
(Getting Big Money out of Politics issues page on JessKingforCongress.com)