Ruben Gallego on Government Reform
FACTS: Gallego believes that the only way to get Washington working again is to take money out of politics. He supports the Government by the People Act and a constitutional amendment that would overturn the Citizens United decision.
FACTS: Gallego has received praise from the Fair Elections Now Coalition for co-sponsoring the Fair Elections Now Act.
Mayday PAC works with candidates who support reform on both sides of the aisle. Mayday PAC will be communicating directly with voters in these districts with specific messages on political cronyism and reform. Mayday PAC will be working to make changing the way elections are funded a fundamental issue in each of these races.
Supporters reasons for voting YEA:Rep. Sarbanes: Big money warps Congress' priorities and erodes the public's trust in government. This bold new legislation returns voice and power back to the American people:
Opponents reasons for voting NAY:(Bill Moyers, Feb. 19, 2015): This citizen engagement strategy, particularly when used to court small donors, is not without its critics. Small donors, at least in the current system, often tend to be political ideologues. That trend leaves many asking: won't moving to small donors just empower extremists? Sarbanes counters, if Congress changes the political fundraising rules, they will also change the calculus for "the rational small donor who right now isn't going to give $25 because they've figured out that it's not going to matter." The prospect of a 6-to-1 match might very well impact how those less ideologically extreme potential donors think about political giving.
Supporters reasons for voting YEA: (BrennanCenter.org): Too many Americans go to vote on Election Day only to find their names are not on the voter rolls--often, wrongly deleted. The US is on the verge of a new paradigm for registering voters: automatic, permanent registration of eligible voters, which would add up to 50 million eligible voters to the rolls.
Opponents reasons for voting NAY: (Gov. Christie's veto message on the "Democracy Act", Nov. 2015): Christie called a provision establishing automatic voter registration that requires New Jerseyan to opt out a "government-knows-best, backwards approach that would inconvenience citizens and waste government resources for no justifiable reason." Automatic voter registration would have added 1.6 million people to the state's voter rolls.
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Special elections in 2017 (Democrats):
CA-34:Gomez(D; elected June 6)
Newly-elected Democrats as of Jan.2017:
Special elections in 2017 (Republicans):
KS-4:Estes(R; elected April 11)
GA-6:Handel(R; elected June 20)
MT-0:Gianforte(R; elected May 25)
SC-5:Norman(R; elected June 20)
Newly-elected Republicans as of Jan.2017: