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Step 2: Pressure Congress to Pass
the Election Reform  Amendment

Members of Congress know the polls, but they won't disarm voluntarily. What’s needed is for them to see their voters go from passive to active supporters. This means once an amendment is introduced in Congress, we must all visit our representative, organize marches, conduct petition drives.   

The numbers are on our side. When we show up in quantity, even corporate-backed politicians will know their only choice is to do the right thing or get voted out. Corporate money may never sleep, but we will not forget who the honest stewards of our democracy are.

Founding Fathers vs. Funding Fathers

 

Due to the corrupting, out-of-control nature of our campaign finance system, the average voter enjoys less and less voice and influence in our governing process. For instance:

  • The average winning Congressional candidate will raise 72% of their funds from outside their districts.¹

  • Incumbents spend 70% of their time fundraising for themselves and the national party.² 

  • For the entire 2020 election cycle, the ad industry predicts $10 billion will be raised and spent on political advertising.³

¹ According to OpenSecrets.org

² Senator Tom Daschle (D-SD) & former U.S. Rep. David Jolly (R-FL).

³ Wall Street Journal, June 4, 2019

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