Sign and support: The Government by the People Act––the public campaign finance bill
We must break the dependence on big money so that Congress is focused on the people’s priorities. Congress should be accountable to the people that elected them, not the big money donors funding their campaigns.
The Government By the People Act reduces the influence of big money campaign donors and increases the voices of everyday Americans.
It’s simple. Instead of raising money from big donors, candidates will raise a large number of small contributions from grassroots donors.
- Contributions of $1 to $150 would be matched on a six-to-one basis by a public fund––which is paid for by closing corporate tax loopholes and giveaways, not by individual taxpayers.
- Contributors would get a refundable “My Voice” tax credit of $25.
- Each candidate’s public funding would be capped at a certain amount, and there would be strict enforcement of campaign finance laws, including disclosure of all donations.
We can have a better system that demands Congress be held accountable to the people, instead of big donors. Sign the petition from Daily Kos, Progressives United, USAction, and Working Families to become a citizen co-sponsor of the Government by the People Act (H.R. 20).
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