Our Families

If the system gave Us a real voice in Washington, our families could count on high quality, affordable education; fair pay and benefits; and retirement security.

But Big Business is the one calling the shots, putting bottom line profits ahead of what our families need.

Connect the Dots

Let’s look at the issue of Fair Pay and connect the dots

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The Chamber of Commerce spent $53 million in 2007 to stop an increase in the minimum wage. So Washington is stuck in neutral. Even though...

3/4

Of everyday Americans believe that the minimum wage should keep a full-time worker out of poverty.

10 million+

The number of working Americans living in poverty.

300 to 1

Corporate CEO compensation is 300 times more than the average worker salary.

Sources: Demos, Hart Research, Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Solution

Let’s build a small donor matching system for funding campaigns. And make it about Us.

We know hardworking Americans can’t make it on starvation wages. Citizen owned elections would empower Us to fight back against the Big Business lobbyists and pass laws that give our Families a fighting chance.

Sign the Petition

Funding campaigns with a small donor matching system is a real solution to make sure that the voices of everyday Americans are heard again in Washington. Add your voice today by joining Us.

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• Aug 27, 2018

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• Jul 25, 2018

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Hear Us

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.

, A Community Organizer from Columbia, MD