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Cynthia Dill on Government Reform

 


Stop sending corporate-funded candidates to Congress

Everyone knows we need to change the dynamic in Washington to protect the many against the privileges of the few, to unleash the middle class and create a broad-based economic recovery. But we can't keep sending millionaires and corporate-funded candidates to Congress over and over again and expect a different outcome. I support the Buffett Rule to bring the super-rich in line with average taxpayers, and the Jobs Bill to fund a broad-based prosperity.
Source: 2012 Senate campaign website in AARP Senate Voter Guide , Aug 24, 2012

Establish a public funding system for federal elections

A 2010 Supreme Court ruling known as Citizens United allows corporations and super-rich secret organizations to spend unlimited amounts of money on campaigns to elect or defeat federal candidates, adding to the enormous influence they already wielded within the political process.

The system needs reform, and I will do everything in my power to make democracy accessible to the common man and woman. I support two reform proposals currently circulating in Congress:

  1. The Fair Elections Now Act, which would establish a public funding system for federal elections and outline eligibility and contribution requirements, as well as prohibitions such as those on joint fundraising committees.
  2. The Disclose Act, which seeks to increase transparency of corporate and special-interest money in national political campaigns by requiring organizations involved in political campaigning to disclose the identity of the large donors, and to reveal their identities in any political ads they fund.
Source: 2012 Senate campaign website, cynthiadill.com , May 31, 2012

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