Earlier today during a speech in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton committed to making money in politics reform a top priority from the beginning of her time in office if elected president. Clinton said that “it is past time to end the stranglehold of wealthy special interests in Washington and get back to government of the people, by the people, and for the people” and promised that “as president, from my very first days, I will make campaign finance reform a top priority.”
Marge Baker, executive vice president at People For the American Way, issued the following statement:
“We applaud Hillary Clinton for her commitment to prioritizing the fight to get big money out of politics from day one. Clinton is right that a true democracy means a government of, by, and for the people – not of, by, and for wealthy special interests. Clinton had already made clear her commitment to overturning decisions like Citizens United, increasing disclosure, empowering small donors, and ensuring that wealthy interests do not run our democracy. Her willingness to make this a top priority is great news for the American people, who overwhelmingly want to see major money in politics reforms. We look forward to hearing additional details about the steps she would take on this issue in her first 100 days as president.”
People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and defend constitutional values including free expression, religious liberty, equal justice under the law, and the right to meaningfully participate in our democracy.