The corrosive influence of money in elections and the concentration of political power in the hands of an elite fraction of the American population have shattered the American vision of government of, by, and for the people.
A small minority of special interests and wealthy donors dominate spending on modern U.S. elections. A mere quarter of a percent of all Americans contributed 66% of the nearly $4 billion political candidates, parties and outside groups spent in the 2014 elections. All of this money shuts most Americans out of the debate and allows the voices and policy preferences of this elite few to overwhelm those of everyday Americans.
Now is the time to build a democracy where the size of your wallet does not determine the strength of your voice in our government and where all citizens have an equal voice in deciding who represents them.