Tell Congress to Break Free

breaking free with fair electionsThe Fair Elections Now Act is making progress in Congress in a Senate hearing scheduled for Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. EST – the first congressional hearing in more than a decade on publicly funded elections.

Ordinary voters are being drowned out by corporate and wealthy special interests that co-opt our elected officials and raid the treasury for earmarks and tax breaks.  The result is policy for Big Pharma, Big Oil and Wall Street.  We can change all that.

The Fair Elections Now Act would:

  • Break the nexus between big money and our elected officials that drains taxpayer money from the Treasury.  
  • Level the playing field - allowing good candidates of modest means to run to serve in the Senate.
  • Make it possible for candidates to run and win on the quality of their ideas, instead of the size of their campaign war chests.  
  • Free candidates from the money chase so that they can focus on talking with and working for voters, not dialing for dollars or cocktails with lobbyists.

It is important that your senators hear from you.  If one of your senators sits on the Senate Rules Committee, be sure to send a strong message of support now:

Dianne Feinstein (Chair) - California
Robert Byrd - West Virginia
Daniel Inouye – Hawaii
Christopher J. Dodd – Connecticut
Charles Schumer - New York
Richard Durbin (Co-sponsor) – Illinois
Ben Nelson – Nebraska
Harry Reid – Nevada
Patty Murray – Washington
Mark Pryor – Arkansas
 
Robert Bennett, (Ranking Minority Member) – Utah
Ted Stevens - Alaska
Mitch McConnell – Kentucky
Thad Cochran – Mississippi
Trent Lott – Mississippi
Saxby Chambliss – Georgia
Kay Bailey Hutchison – Texas
Chuck Hagel – Nebraska
Lamar Alexander - Tennessee
  
Please take a minute to contact your senators using the form below.  Tell them you think public funding of elections is a bargain for American taxpayers.  Tell them you’d rather have a few of your tax dollars support clean and fair elections than continuing to pay almost $500 a year to wealthy special interests in earmarks and tax breaks.

If you have not done so yet, become a citizen co-sponsor of the Fair Elections Now Act, and be sure to tell your friends about this landmark opportunity to transform our elections and return our government to the people.

You can also watch the hearing on the Fair Elections Now Act live on Wednesday, June 20 at 10:00 a.m.  Tell us what you think about it afterwards on the Watchdog Blog.

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