Washington, D.C.—The indictment of Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) on corruption charges perfectly illustrates the state of our broken political system, according to national money-in-politics watchdog Public Campaign.
Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.), along with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and over 130 House members, have re-introduced the Government By the People Act (H.R. 20), a bill to lift up the voices of everyday people in the political process through empowering and encouraging small dollar donors.
Fair Elections is a practical, proven reform that would put our elections back in the hands of voters. Elected officials should represent everyday Americans--not the wealthy special interests funding their campaigns. It's time to make our government of, by, and for the people.