Our Health

If Washington lawmakers were listening to Us, they’d insist on policies that promote nutrition, safety and healthy living.

But mega-corporations have caught the ear of our representatives so health and safety measures always seem to get sidelined.

Connect the Dots

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  • Let’s look at gun violence and connect the dots...

    38,568

    The total number of deaths from gun violence in the United States in 2016.

    96%

    ….of Americans support background checks for gun sales and 67% support a federal database to track gun sales.

    $50.2M

    The amount the gun lobby spent during the 2016 election cycle to elect candidates that refuse to support even modest new gun laws.

    0

    The number of bills this Congress has passed to reduce gun violence despite the 275+ mass shootings that occurred in 2017 alone.

    Sources: Everytown.org, Gallup, Open Secrets, The New York Times

  • Let's look at food subsidies and connect the dots...

    $$$

    Big Agri-Business spends hundreds of millions of dollars annually on campaign contributions and lobbying to tilt government policy in its direction.

    $19.2 billion

    The return on its political investment that Big Ag has earned since 1995 in the form of taxpayer subsidies for corn and soy-based sweeteners and starch -- key ingredients in many junk foods.

    300%

    Increase in the likelihood of childhood obesity since the 1980s.

    Sources: Open Secrets, US PIRG

The Solution

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

A government of, by and for the people should act to keep its citizens safe and healthy. It’s time for Us to have citizen owned elections, take back our government and make Our Health a number one priority.

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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Hear Us

Voices from around the country.

I believe that getting big money out of our politics will positively affect the health of Americans. By getting rid of the chemical industry’s influence we will be able to remove the harmful chemicals and ingredients that are currently allowed in our personal care products and food supply (often unknown to the consumer). As a parent this issue is important to me because of the links between these harmful ingredients and behavioral health issues, chronic health conditions, and cancers.

, A Business Owner from Glen Burnie, MD