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Who's got more money?

Money, money, money.  It seems that's all we hear in the news about the upcoming election.  It should be about ideas and leadership, not dollars.  Fortunately, there's a solution: public funding of elections.

Now is a vital time to act. Rep. John Larson (D-Conn.) will soon introduce a House version of the bill Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) introduced in the Senate: the Fair Elections Now Act.  Under Fair Elections, candidates would no longer need to worry about chasing money from wealthy special interests.  They can focus on the voters and the critical challenges facing our nation today. 

It is important that we get many representatives to sign on to support this reform.

During Fair Elections Action Week, April 14-18, 2008, let's call on Congress to end the corrupting influence of money in politics. Actions and events will take place all across the country and you can be a part of the movement.

Here's how you can get involved:

  • Meet with Your Representative - Meet face-to-face with your member of Congress to talk about why you support Fair Elections and why you think they should support it too.
  • Write About It - As Election Day approaches, your elected officials pay even closer attention to the opinion section of your local papers.  It's easy to submit an opinion piece now by using our automated service.
  •  Gather Signatures - Encourage others to add their name to our coalition petition for Fair Elections Now! You can tell your friends by e-mail, or print it out and collect signatures.

Let's show Congress that the American people want elections to be about voters, not dollars.

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