More than 50 candidates and elected official have joined the #FixDemocracyNow campaign this week, with videos, press conferences, tweets, Facebook lives and more, all calling for action to reduce the influence of big money, protect voting rights, and ensure fair districts. Check out our Twitter moment for all of the candidates and elected officials who have participated this week.
On Day 5 of #FixDemocracyNow week, Senator Tina Smith of Minnesota weighed in about the problem of big money in our elections, gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon released a video about voting rights, congressional candidates Greg Stanton (AZ-09) and Ron DiNicola (PA-16) released a video and a campaign finance reform plan, respectively, and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) called for protecting voting rights and ending Citizens United.
Here are a few of our favorite Tweets from today:
New York State has some of the lowest voter turnout in the entire country. That’s not accidental. It’s a deliberate strategy that keeps working people out of the voting process in order to keep incumbents in power.
— Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) August 3, 2018
I believe that all Americans should be represented here in the Senate, not just the wealthy few. Our democracy is built on the principle that the American people have the power in our elections. So I’m fighting to reform our campaign finance rules. #FixDemocracyNow pic.twitter.com/YDMLJ8sRrj
— Senator Tina Smith (@SenTinaSmith) August 3, 2018
Dark money is destroying our democracy and crippling our electoral system – I'm running for Congress to make sure the voices of the people of #AZ09, not special interests, are represented in Washington. #FixDemocracyNow | Watch: pic.twitter.com/iMHHtOLbjd
— Greg Stanton (@gregstantonaz) August 3, 2018
— Ron DiNicola for Congress (@Ron_Dinicola) August 3, 2018
— Every Voice (@EveryVoice) August 3, 2018
If we want a government that works for the people and not the privileged few, we need reform now. Let’s #FixDemocracyNow by tearing down barriers to voting, making sure that every vote counts, ending Citizens United, and getting big money out of politics.
— Jan Schakowsky (@janschakowsky) August 3, 2018
A healthy, representative democracy is possible! We can come together to #FixDemocracyNow: 1) fix our broken campaign finance system; 2) strengthen the right to vote; 3) end partisan gerrymandering. pic.twitter.com/2hWE2IS0xX
— MoveOn (@MoveOn) August 3, 2018