Saturday, April 09, 2011

The U.S.A. Needs Fair Elections Now–Get Active Here!!

The U.S.A. Needs Fair Elections Now–Get Active Here!!



The U.S.A. Needs Fair Elections Now
Tell Congress to End the Bias Toward Corporations and Special Interests

The system we currently use to elect our lawmakers is broken.
http://www.citizen.org/fair-elections-now-act

Corporate lobbyists direct millions of dollars to elect the candidates they want running the country – more often than not, that’s whoever will do the most favors for their corporate bosses.

No wonder so many lawmakers today seem more interested in Wall Street’s profits than Main Street’s progress.

Passage of the Fair Elections Now Act would change this dynamic.

The Fair Elections Now Act would fight corruption by enabling candidates for Congress to run viable campaigns based on small-dollar donations from real people, matched by public funds, so they could avoid taking cash from corporate lobbyists, CEOs and other special interests.

Instead of spending time asking for money from lobbyists and corporate special interest groups, candidates for elected office would be able focus their attention on voters in the communities they represent.

In the wake of the unlimited corporate spending allowed by the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Fair Elections Now Act is a particularly essential reform.

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