Voters are tired of being shut out by big money in politics. Candidates are tired of the campaign fundraising treadmill. Fair Elections-style public financing is a proven solution to the problem of increasingly expensive races for public office.
The costs continue to rise for candidates, but we all pay a price. Only millionaires or those who open their arms to big contributors can afford to run. As a result, Congress’s attention is too often diverted from the people’s business to pleasing their campaign contributors and pursuing the never-ending money chase.
In cities and states across the country, campaign finance laws that replace private financing with public grants have worked to improved elections for candidates and voters alike. It’s time to bring the benefits of Fair Elections to congressional races.
Let’s clean up Congress so that the future, vision, and voters of our nation matter more than donors and their dollars. Urge congressional candidates to sign the Voters First Pledge and take action now!