Fighting Big Money in Politics

The devastating 2010 Supreme Court decision in Citizens United unleashed a massive uptick in outside political spending. Ten years later, our political landscape is dominated by corporations, special interests and the wealthy – at the expense of the rest of us.

Alongside our allies and millions of grassroots activists, People For the American Way is fighting to get big money out of politics for good and finally create a government truly of, by and for the people.

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Money in Politics: The Problem

  • The rise of super PACS enabled wealthy donors to spend unlimited money to influence elections
  • The lack of restrictions on outside spending from corporations and special interest groups
  • The rise of political advertising and lack of transparency over who has funded them
  • The impact on Americans, particularly women, communities of color, and low-income people

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Money in Politics: The Solutions

  • Continue to grow our people-powered movement
  • Support campaign finance laws that regulate political spending and fundraising
  • Pass progressive legislation like the For the People Act and the Democracy For All amendment
  • Elevate how money in politics intersects with issues like health care, gun violence and climate change

 

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