Roundup: #FixDemocracyNow Day 5

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…

Roundup: Day 4 of #FixDemocracyNow week

On the 4th Day of the #FixDemocracyNow campaign, three new senators joined dozens of elected leaders and candidates across the country to say that making democracy work for…

Roundup: Day 3 of Fix Democracy Now Week

On Day 3 of Fix Democracy Now week, the campaign focused on state and local initiatives that will be on the ballot this fall. From small-donor public financing…

Roundup: Day 2 of Fix Democracy Now Week

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…

Roundup: Day 1 of Fix Democracy Now week

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…

Antonio Delgado (NY-19)

As part of Fix Democracy Now week, New York Congressional candidate Antonio Delgado tweets about the need for leaders to listen to people, and not put dollars over our…

Kristin Seale (PA-HD-168)

As part of Fix Democracy Now week, Pennsylvania State House candidate Kristin Seale tweeted about how the rules of our democracy have been rewritten to serve big donors.

Beto O’Rourke (TX-Sen)

Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke, in his first ad, talks about running his campaign without PAC contributions.

Liz Watson (IN-09)

We need a representative who is accountable to the voters, not a rich father or shadowy Super PAC donors.  That’s why I don’t take a dime in corporate PAC…

Antonio Delgado (NY-19)

I am deeply concerned that our democracy has been under assault in recent years.  A small minority of the super-rich and powerful have sought to control our elections…

Jennifer Wexton (VA-10)

The right to vote is one of the most basic tenets of our democracy, and Jennifer believes that we need to make it easier, not harder, for people…

Paul Waggoner (KS-HD-104)

 I think moneyed interests in Topeka have too much power and my campaign rejects all corporate, PAC or lobbyists donations. My opponents campaign, unfortunately, is fueled by them….

James Thompson (KS-04)

“Elected officials on both sides of the aisle have forgotten who they represent. They are more concerned with their corporate PAC and Wall Street donors. I grew up…

Eric Swalwell (CA-15)

Congress is not helpless. We could swiftly move to pass Rep. Zoe Lofgren’s Redistricting Reform Act of 2017, requiring states to have independent redistricting commissions to draw their congressional…

Ayanna Pressley (MA-07)

“From drug companies to health insurers to Wall Street banks, big corporations are spending millions to buy influence in Washington and drown out the voices of regular people….

Jared Golden (ME-02)

While ending Citizens United is my primary focus, other steps can be taken to address this problem. I have run as a clean elections candidate before. Authorizing meaningful public funding…

Joe Cunningham (SC-01)

Our democracy is under attack by politicians who are deliberately making it harder for people to vote. I will fight for fair access to the voting booth and…

Antonio Delgado (NY-19)

I am deeply concerned that our democracy has been under assault in recent years.  A small minority of the super-rich and powerful have sought to control our elections…

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (NY-14)

Campaign finance reform can’t happen soon enough. That is why Alexandria is supportive of big ideas like the overturning, through a constitutional amendment, of the disastrous Citizens United…

Danny O’Connor (OH-12)

Safeguarding Voting Rights Numerous federal laws have been proposed that will ensure that all Americans are able to exercise their right to vote. Laws ranging from the Automatic…

Cynthia Nixon (NY-Gov)

In a Facebook post, New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon announces the release of her campaign finance reform plan, which includes a robust small-donor public financing program.