In a democracy, everyone should have a voice in the decisions affecting their lives. Our system of funding elections should not privilege any particular interest, nor suppress the voices of others. We need to provide incentives that encourage the active participation of small donors in our elections so candidates are accountable to, and dependent on, the people, not moneyed interests.

Small donor public financing systems like the Government by the People Act, Citizens’ Election Program in Connecticut or the the Empowering Citizens Act empower everyday Americans to participate and be heard in our political system and break the dependence on big money so that Congress can focus on the people’s priorities.