As concerns about the state of our democracy continue to increase in urgency in the lead up to the 2018 midterms, candidates nationwide are answering the call to campaign on their plans to fix democracy, by reducing the influence of big donors, protecting access to the ballot, and drawing fair district lines. On the first day of Fix Democracy Now week, dozens of candidates, national and local organizations, and citizen activists participated in a Twitterstorm that got #FixDemocracyNow trending nationwide for almost an hour.
— Sen. Cory Booker (@SenBooker) July 30, 2018
To Attorney General candidates:
To #FixDemocracyNow we need:
– Public financing of elections
– Full voting rights
– No more gerrymandering
– Overturn Citizens United (I’m working on a partial court challenge now)
In the meantime, all candidates should refuse corporate money. It is poisoning our democracy.
— Zephyr Teachout (@ZephyrTeachout) July 30, 2018
To more than a dozen U.S. House candidates including Katie Porter (CA-45), Antonio Delgado (NY-19), Dana Balter (NY-24), Josh Harder (CA-10), Susan Wild (PA-07), Mel Hall (IN-02), Steven Horsford (NV-04), Mallory Hagan (AL-03) and Andrew Janz (CA-22), and state legislative and statewide candidates like Caroline Walker, Kristin Seale, and Aaron Regunberg, candidates weighed in on their belief in building a democracy that works for all of us, and their plans to fight big money, protect voting rights, and stop gerrymandering.
And here are just a few more of our favorite tweets from today:
We can make our democracy stronger by:
☑ Pushing states to make it easier, not harder, to vote
☑ Banning #VoterID and condemning voter purge pgms
☑ Pushing for Fair Districts & ending #Gerrymandering
☑ Rights restoration for the formerly incarcerated#FixDemocracyNow
— Kristen Clarke (@KristenClarkeJD) July 30, 2018
.@deanbphillips is standing up for campaign finance reform during his run for Congress by rejecting all PAC contributions. When elected to Congress, he won’t be beholden to any special interests or corporations. #FixDemocracyNow
— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) July 30, 2018
To #FixDemocracyNow, look to the #DemocracyVoucher program established by @HonestSEA & administered by @sea_elections. #MoneyInPolitics is inevitable, but we can empower small contributors to offset the influence of the donor class. #CampaignFinance #WAelex
— J T Stepleton 🌹🕊 (@jtstepleton) July 30, 2018
Learn more about the work being done in Texas to #FixDemocracyNow – including how you can get involved:
— Common Cause Texas (@CCauseTexas) July 30, 2018
We have to #FixDemocracyNow by reforming campaign finance laws, ending voter suppression, and taking redistricting out of the hands of politicians to ensure that districts are drawn fairly and every vote counts. No more gerrymandering!
— Elise Nakhnikian (@elise299) July 30, 2018
— Shirley (@jandsknight) July 30, 2018
We’re proud to be a part of @EveryVoice’s #FixDemocracyNow week because we know there’s no limit to what people power can accomplish. Join us during this week of action by visiting https://t.co/81ZHCIn8Vp! pic.twitter.com/fAUcg2oc04
— ActBlue (@actblue) July 30, 2018
Tomorrow, tune in at 1 pm for a Facebook live with Rep. John Sarbanes, Chair of the Democracy Reform Task Force – and keep an eye out for a special video first thing tomorrow morning!