It's About Us
Today, Big Money campaign donors call the shots in Washington, blocking progress on the issues that matter most to Us. Time and again, the insider crowd puts their interests ahead of the public interest.
The Super PACs and Billionaires think it’s all about them. But we know it’s about Us. The answer is to build a new system for funding campaigns that gives Us the power, that lets Us call the shots. With the Us Campaign, we can make that change happen!
Voices from around the country.
I’m 24 years old, recently out of college, and finally entering the work force. As an active voter, it disappoints me as an American that millionaires and billionaires are able to make my one vote seem more and more insignificant with each passing election. The size of their wallets and ability to open up massive pipelines of cash into the political process will never stop me from supporting those who have my best interest at heart. HR 20 stands up for me and millions of Americans who might not be able to write those hefty checks but find the value of casting their ballot on Election Day to be just as significant.
D.C. mayor, reversing course, signs law creating publicly financed campaigns
• Mar 13, 2018
Peter Jamison, The Washington Post
D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) has signed a law that will create publicly financed elections, reversing her previous opposition to a plan that advocates say will help curb money’s influence in District politics.
The N.R.A. Lobbyist Behind Florida’s Pro-Gun Policies
• Mar 05, 2018
Mike Spies, The New Yorker
Jared Moskowitz, a Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, was debating tax policy on the chamber floor, in Tallahassee, two weeks ago, when he received a call from his wife, Leah. He was surprised to hear her crying. She was trying to pick up their four-year-old son, Sam, who attends a preschool in Moskowitz’s district, which encompasses two affluent communities about an hour north of Miami—Parkland and Coral Springs. Leah had seen a number of police officers outside the building. Moskowitz called the local sheriff’s office and learned that the preschool was on lockdown, because there was an active shooter at the nearby Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Jared Kushner's shady business dealings evoke the nepotism and corruption of America's Gilded Age
• Mar 02, 2018
Richard White, NBC News
Bankers and financiers have long taken an interest in presidential relatives. Like so much else these days, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, inspires a sense of historical déjà vu. In this case, his current situation harkens back to the wheeling and dealing of the late 19th century.