Every Voice Responds to Hillary Clinton’s Support for a Constitutional Amendment
Washington, D.C.—National campaign finance watchdog Every Voice released the following statement on Hillary Clinton’s endorsement of a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC decision.
Statement from David Donnelly, president and CEO:
“That one of Clinton’s first policy proposals in her campaign is to address our broken campaign finance system speaks volumes about the role the issue money in politics will play in the 2016 campaign. We hope in the days and months ahead, Clinton will offer a full money in politics reform platform that includes the small donor public financing approach that she supported when she last served in office, to truly put everyday people in charge of our political system.”
As a Senator, Clinton cosponsored legislation by then-Sen. John Kerry and the late Sen. Paul Wellstone to create a public financing system for Senate races.
Clinton isn’t the first 2016 candidate, or potential candidate, to offer some kind of campaign reform policy idea. Ted Cruz and George Pataki have proposed a lifetime lobbying ban for members of Congress, Rand Paul has suggested government contractors should not be able to lobby, and Lindsey Graham has also said a constitutional amendment is needed.