If we want to fix Congress, every person should be able to have a voice in our democracy, and our elected leaders must be accountable to the people they represent.
Yet today, big corporations and special interests think they can buy support in Congress with massive contributions and hidden expenditures. Thanks to the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, that is now the case. Since Citizens United, special interests have spent hundreds of millions of dollars, often in secrecy, trying to cheat the system and manipulate our government. That's not good for our democracy, and it's not good for making progress for our communities and families.
What can we do to fix it?
As you may have noticed, I'm a fan of the phrase 'nothing worth doing is ever easy.' And fixing Citizens United won't be easy. It will take a large, grassroots effort. But this is a fight worth fighting.
To get things rolling, I've teamed up with more than a dozen of my colleagues to co-sponsor a petition to End Citizens United with a constitutional amendment. We're gathering 500,000 signatures to end dark money in politics.
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