Imagine a government of the people, by the people and for the people where the people aren't wearing colonial outfits! Imagine what might happen if we gave real people the power that wealthy corporate lobbyists currently enjoy. Finally, imagine doing all this with the support of both progressives and conservatives alike.
"A huge majority of Americans favor aggressive measures to stem the influence of money in politics, according to new poll results." The survey covered people from every political persuasion, and 97% of the respondents supported tough new anti-corruption laws!
The Anti-corruption Act sponsored by Represent.us has taken all the concerns of this and other surveys into consideration and crafted an Act that almost everyone can support. And the best part is that it's already been verified to be constitutional!
“The Act was crafted by former Federal Election Commission chairman Trevor Potter in consultation with dozens of strategists, democracy reform leaders and constitutional attorneys from across the political spectrum.
“The Act would transform how elections are financed, how lobbyists influence politics, and how political money is disclosed. It’s a sweeping proposal that would reshape the rules of American politics, and restore ordinary Americans as the most important stakeholders instead of major donors.”
“It does three major things in addition to strengthening enforcement of the election laws we already have:
It stops political bribery by stopping Members of Congress from taking donations from industries they regulate. It limits donations from lobbyists and makes it illegal for lobbyists to use donations or lucrative job offers as bribes. It gives independent agencies new tools to crack down on corruption and enforce these new rules.
It removes the secrecy in political spending by requiring full transparency. All political spending is reported immediately. Period.
Third, it gives everyday voters power over elections through an innovative form of election funding.”
The Act also gives every voter a $100 up-front tax refund per election cycle. You can donate that refund to the candidate or party of your choice. If you don’t want to participate, you just pay your taxes as usual. This refund is important because—like it or not—it costs money to run for election, so while the rest of the law squeezes out “dirty” money, this part fills the system with clean, small contributions from us, the people, not special interests.”
You can see the full provisions of the Anti-Corruption Act here.
Almost no one (except some of the wealthiest 1%) oppose this Act. We just need to document as much support for it as possible as soon as possible, so it becomes law ASAP.
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The goal is to have 1 million Americans sign up with Represent.us. How many friends do you have who might be interested in returning our country to the People? I just ask because if We the People want our country back, we need post this article on FaceBook and other social media, and send out a few emails with links to it. You might also want to direct your more activist-minded friends to this page, which makes it easy to promote this vitally important cause.