Open Democracy Action and Bipartisan Legislators’ Group Announces Legislation to Balance ‘Big Money’ Campaign Funding With ‘Voter Dollars’ System
Open Democracy Action and its bipartisan Legislators’ Working Group today unveiled their proposal to create a voluntary alternative to the current system of privately-financed political campaigns.
“Voters across the political spectrum overwhelmingly agree that ‘the system is broken’ – and needs to be fixed, so that citizens’ voices can be heard,” said Open Democracy Action Executive Director Olivia Zink. “One of the fundamental principles of our government is that elected officials are supposed to represent the people, not campaign donors. But that has gotten lost in the flood of private money funding political campaigns in recent years.”Read more