money, money. It seems that’s all we hear in the news about the
upcoming election. It should be about ideas and leadership, not
dollars. Fortunately, there’s a solution: public funding of elections.
Rep. John Larson (D-Conn.) will soon introduce a House version of the
bill Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) introduced in
the Senate: the Fair Elections Now Act. Under Fair
Elections, candidates would no longer need to worry about chasing money
from wealthy special interests. They can focus on the voters and the
critical challenges facing our nation today.
It is important that we get many representatives to sign on to support this reform.
During Fair Elections Action Week, April 14-18, 2008,
let’s call on Congress to end the corrupting influence of money in
politics. Actions and events will take place all across the country and
you can be a part of the movement.
Here’s how you can get involved:
- Meet with Your Representative
– Meet face-to-face with your member of Congress to talk about why you
support Fair Elections and why you think they should support it too.
- Write About It
– As Election Day approaches, your elected officials pay even closer
attention to the opinion section of your local papers. It’s easy to
submit an opinion piece now by using our automated service.
- Gather Signatures
– Encourage others to add their name to our coalition petition for Fair
Elections Now! You can tell your friends by e-mail, or print it out and
Let’s show Congress that the American people want elections to be about voters, not dollars.