For generations we have been told that money is power. It is an axiom that continues to guide our policy. While they are able to vote for our elected officials, once they reach public office, too often they are influenced by lobbyists and big business interests. Instead of representing people, lawmakers spend most of their time raising money, relying on large donors and holding court to corporations.
This can change, but only if Congress passes the For the People Act.
The For the People Act is a bold anti-corruption and democracy reform bill that would strengthen our democracy by reducing the influence of big money in our politics. It would apply limits on donations from lobbyists and increase the power of campaign contributions from everyday Americans by creating a small dollar donor matching program.
These changes would open up new opportunities …