Who's got more money?

Money,

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.

Now is a vital time to act.

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

    collect signatures.

Let’s show Congress that the American people want elections to be about voters, not dollars.