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Watchdog: Donald Trump’s Lobbying Reform Proposal Is “Not Nearly Enough”

October 18, 2016 | Laura Friedenbach

Washington, D.C. — Donald Trump’s last-minute proposal to reform our country’s lobbying laws is not enough to address voters’ concerns about our broken campaign finance system, national campaign finance watchdog Every Voice said in a statement tonight. During his speech in Wisconsin, Trump released a five-point lobbying reform plan, but included no policies to reduce the power of big donors or raise the voices of everyday people.

“We’re glad that Donald Trump is finally offering policies to address the broken system he has spent months criticizing, but this proposal is not nearly enough to address voters’ concerns about our broken campaign finance system,” said David Donnelly, president and CEO of Every Voice. “Our lobbying laws need work, but if he’s truly interested in reducing the power of big money and empowering everyday people, he’ll look to Hillary Clinton’s comprehensive plan that includes overturning Citizens United and passing legislation to raise the voices of ordinary Americans. Moreover, offering these reforms in the same speech he repeated false claims about voter fraud and dead people voting makes it a little hard to believe he’s truly committed to strengthening our democracy.”


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