A Gallup poll this summer found that ending government corruption is a top concern for voters. A September poll from AP finds that eight in 10 Americans want common sense limits on what wealthy donors can spend on elections. It’s no wonder—wealthy special interests are writing seven- and eight-figure checks to elect their preferred candidate, hoping for a return on their investment. The American people think our government is bought and paid for and they are ready for a change.
That's why we're asking President Barack Obama, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, and U.S. House and Senate candidates across the country to sign our Declaration for Accountable Democracy. Here are the four planks:
- Restore Transparency and Accountability
Requiring full transparency of money in elections, including disclosure of the sources of funds for outside political campaign expenditures and increasing accountability of corporate spending through shareholder oversight.
- Limit the Corrosive Influence of Big Money on Campaigns
Amending the U.S. Constitution to restore the rights of the American people, undermined by Citizens United and related court decisions, to limit the corrosive influence of money on campaigns.
- Make Elections Fair
Creating a citizen-led campaign finance system that allows candidates to run effective and competitive campaigns using only small donations and limited public matching funds.
- Enhance the Opportunity to Participate
Ensuring that every eligible citizen can freely exercise their right to vote and have their vote counted.
We'll be releasing the list of supporters soon--sign up below to get updates on the campaign and details on how you can help.