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Every Voice Statement on Bernie Sanders’ Money-In-Politics Plan

November 13, 2015 | Laura Friedenbach

Washington, D.C.—Following presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ release of a detailed plan to fix our broken campaign finance system, national money-in-politics group Every Voice has the following statement:

“Sen. Bernie Sanders has offered a bold, comprehensive plan to add balance to our political system and remove the barriers big money creates for everyday people to be heard in our elections,” said David Donnelly, president and CEO of Every Voice. “With voters across the country increasingly angry about a government that doesn’t work for them, he should use his time in debates to rally Americans to work for solutions to the money-in-politics problem that would create a government of, by, and for the people.”

Sanders’ plan can be viewed here.

Many of the policy proposals offered by Sanders reflect those in Fighting Big Money, Empowering People: A 21st Century Democracy Agenda, a policy memo released in July and sent to every presidential campaign by Every Voice and a dozen other democracy reform organizations to provide a roadmap for presidential candidates to develop their own platforms. Every Democratic candidate has offered policy solutions that reflect the Fight Big Money Agenda, including small-donor public financing and an amendment to reverse the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.

Money in politics has become an unavoidable issue on the campaign trail. Republican and Democratic candidates alike talk regularly about the role and influence of money in the political system in debates and forums, at campaign events, and in the press. You can keep track of these statements on Every Voice’s Tumblr at http://talkingaboutmoneyin2016.tumblr.com/.

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Every Voice is a national nonpartisan organization fighting for a democracy that works for everyone. Learn more at everyvoice.org.