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Every Voice Endorses ‘A Better Deal for Democracy’ Agenda

May 21, 2018 | Adam Smith

Washington, D.C. — Following the unveiling of ‘A Better Deal for Democracy’ by House and Senate Democratic Leaders on the steps of the U.S. Capitol today, money-in-politics reform group Every Voice endorsed the bold agenda aimed at creating a government of, by, and for the people.

“Every day we see new stories about corruption, self-dealing, or big money influencing the policymaking process in Washington. Americans are being shut out of the political process when they deserve a government that’s truly of, by, and for the people,” said Nick Nyhart, president and CEO of Every Voice Center. “The Better Deal for Democracy agenda is a bold set of reforms that would address these problems by reducing the power of big money in politics, protecting and expanding the right to vote, and ensuring ethical and accountable government.”

According to details released by Democrats, the Better Deal for Democracy will:

  1. Empower the American Voter to Ensure Responsive Government. We must protect every citizen’s right to vote, safeguard out election infrastructure from hostile actors and put an end to partisan redistricting
  2. Strengthen Our Nation’s Ethics Laws to Fight Special Interests. We must end the revolving-door in Washington and rein in the influence of high-powered Washington insiders, lobbyists and big-money donors—and the special interests that are driving Washington’s agenda.
  3. Fix Our Broken Campaign Finance System to Combat Big Money Influence. We must break the stranglehold on our democracy by wealthy and well-connected campaign donors by empowering everyday Americans and ending the scourge of unaccountable ‘dark money’ unleashed by Citizens United.

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