They say Washington, DC is a recession-proof town. They may be right, because the bigger the challenges our government faces, the more special interests invest to make sure things go their way.
Last week, Senator Dick Durbin told us that Congress has failed to prevent millions of home foreclosures because banks “frankly own the place.” And on Monday, President Obama’s healthcare reform event featured five medical industry groups who spent a combined $18 million on lobbying in just the first quarter of this year.
But it’s not all doom and gloom. We now have a way to break the connection between money and influence, and it starts with you. The Fair Elections Now Act, which proposes voluntary public funding of all congressional elections, will empower active citizens and small donors like you to take back control of your government. We can tell the banks, and all the others, “No, WE own the place.”
Never has the momentum for public funding been this strong, or the opportunity so close at hand. Will you help us get there with a small donation? Click here to give.
This is a battle that cannot be fought and won on Capitol Hill alone. We are rallying grassroots support across the nation to put you back in charge of your government and we need your help.
Thank you for all that you’ve done and continue to do.