On Day 2 of Fix Democracy Now week, candidates and elected leaders seized on the opportunity to show that making democracy work for everyone is a priority of theirs as part of the Fix Democracy Now campaign. Following yesterday’s success, dozens more joined in with videos, tweets, and press conferences to call for reducing the influence of money in politics, expanding voting rights, and ending gerrymandering.
Max Rose (NY-11) announced a commitment to reject not just corporate PAC cash, but also donations from lobbyists. Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06), Adrienne Bell (TX-14), Angie Craig (MN-02), TJ Cox (CA-21), Lauren Baer (FL-18), Joe Radinovich (MN-08), Susie Lee (NV-03), Maggie Oliver (NM-SOS), and Matthew Marquez (AZ-LD 20), among others, all joined in with their commitments to a democracy that works for all of us, where every vote is counted, and every voice is heard. Check out our Twitter moment for some of our favorite Tweets from today.
Our Revolution President and former state senator Nina Turner released a video urging people to act to fix our democracy:
.@ninaturner & @OurRevolution want YOU to get involved to #FixDemocracyNow so we can unrig the rules and ensure the system works for everyone! Take action at https://t.co/gLbOFSbMtR pic.twitter.com/hcRS09RVxF
— Every Voice (@EveryVoice) July 31, 2018
Every Voice held a Facebook live with Rep. John Sarbanes, Chair of the House Democracy Reform Task Force, about solutions to fight big money in politics, strengthen voting rights, and end gerrymandering:
Dana Balter, NY-24 congressional candidate, held a press conference about her campaign finance reform plan:
and Elissa Slotkin, MI-08 congressional candidate, was joined by Tiffany Muller, President of End Citizens United, for a Facebook live to announce the launch of her campaign finance reform plan:
Check out our FB press conference video announcing we’ve collected enough signatures to get on the ballot in #ABQ! Huge thank you to all our canvassers and volunteers. It has been a team effort! #BurqueBucks #FixDemocracyNow https://t.co/NaiJNUPZZk
— ABQ Democracy Dollars (@BurqueBucks) July 31, 2018
ActBlue, the grassroots fundraising powerhouse, published a blog post about why they support reform to fix our democracy, saying “These reforms couldn’t come at a more important time for our country. The Koch brothers are spending $400 million on the midterms, Sheldon and Miriam Adelson recently gave $30 million to a GOP super PAC, and the list goes on. That’s why everyone who believes in our democracy needs to fight for reform now.”
Also, the Nation’s Take Action Now newsletter urged their readers to participate in the campaign:
— NationAction (@NationAction) July 31, 2018
Tomorrow, stay tuned for updates about democracy initiatives that will be on state and local ballots this fall!