In Congress, in city council chambers, and statehouses across the country elected officials are standing up and speaking out about restoring balance to politics, and the need to create a democracy that works for everyday people, not just big donors.
Every Voice wants to ensure that the debate about money in politics is as much about solutions as it is about the dispiriting sums of money funding elections. Unless we create hope that there are solutions that work, and a pathway to win them, we will only see public cynicism deepen and metastasize into apathy. It’s in this context that we believe elected leaders can play a unique role, and the Champions for Democracy Caucus aims to help elected leaders do just that.
Democracy Champions are elected officials who have:
The Democracy Champions Advisory Committee:
On March 3, 2016, Minnesota State Senate President Sandy Pappas published an op-ed in MinnPost about efforts being made in state legislatures all over the country, and in Congress, to silence the voices of everyday Americans and shift even more power to the wealthy and well connected. Pappas talks about the coordinated attacks on our democracy and how she’s leading many Minnesota lawmakers to fight back. Check it out here.
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