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Kirsten Gillibrand’s ‘democracy dollars’ could dramatically alter the demographics of the donor pool


By Daniel Moritz-Rabson

“Changing the way we finance our elections to get corporate and special interest dollars out of our system is a fundamental needed change for getting to the heart of corruption,” Lisa Gilbert, the vice president of legislative affairs at advocacy group Public Citizen, told Newsweek in an email. “When the contributions of big donors are limited, and those of small donors are lifted up, legislators will no longer be beholden to moneyed interests.”

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