In order for us to be able to implement ANY legislation that will benefit the American people, we must acknowledge that our campaign and electoral systems are in a state of severe disrepair. There is a reason that while most Americans want single-payer healthcare, it can’t seem to get passed. There is a reason why most Americans support the decriminalization of marijuana, and yet it is still classified as a schedule 1 drug. There is a reason why fossil fuel companies are still drilling for oil while most of us want to transition to renewable energy sources. The bottom line is that our government has been purchased by corporate interests. In order for us to reclaim our country from the hands of corporations, we must ensure a level playing field for political candidates, and demand election integrity.
For Campaign Finance Reform, Jen Perelman Supports:
Ensuring automatic voter registration for every citizen over 18.
Introducing a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United.
Reviving the Voting Rights Act to authorize the Department of Justice to apply renewed scrutiny over states and districts with histories of voter suppression and disenfranchisement.
Abolishing Super PACs.
Imposing congressional term limits.
Ending the revolving door between Congress and lobbying organizations by prohibiting members of Congress, and the President’s cabinet, from becoming lobbyists.
Transitioning to publicly-financed elections.
Redrawing gerrymandered political maps.
Restoring the voting rights of the more than 6 million Americans who have lost the right because of felony convictions.
Abolishing the use of proprietary election software/machines that are not subject to public oversight.