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Posted: Feb 19, 2011 3:22pm
Apr 9, 2009



 

Common Cause - Holding Power Accountable

 

 

Dear USA Citizen

The Fair Elections Now Act was introduced in Congress TODAY.

Help make sure our elected leaders focus on solving our country’s problems – not fundraising.

Urge your Representative to support the Fair Elections Now Act!

Our nation is facing many challenges. But instead of focusing on addressing important issues like jobs, the economy and healthcare, elected officials in Washington are spending countless hours fundraising to make sure they can afford to run their next campaign.

And the problem is getting worse. Because the costs of campaigns are skyrocketing, our officials are more and more dependent on big contributions from wealthy donors and lobbyists, giving special interests undue influence over important policy decisions.

We need our leaders to spend more time on the job, instead of on the fundraising circuit. The bipartisan Fair Elections Now Act – introduced in Congress today – will make that possible.

Click here to write your Representative and urge strong support for the Fair Elections Now Act!

Under the Fair Elections Now Act, qualified candidates take no contributions larger than $100. Instead, candidates seek small contributions from people in their home states, redirecting fundraising activities to a broader range of citizens, and allowing strong candidates to qualify for public funding to run a competitive campaign.

This important bill would help open the door to leadership for qualified candidates,not just those who are the best fundraisers, allow elected officials to spend their time addressing policy issues rather than focusing on collecting large contributions, and ensure lawmakers are no longer indebted to the wealthy donors who financed their campaigns.

Ask your Representative to support the Fair Elections Now Act TODAY!

The rising costs of Congressional campaigns are simply unsustainable, and future candidates will have to spend more and more time trying to raise enough money to compete.

The Fair Elections Now Act ends the special interest money chase and allows our leaders to do what we elected them to do – focus on solving our nation’s challenges.

Help put an end to the hunt for big dollars – email your Representative today!

And after you email your Representative, please consider following your message up with a phone call to double your impact on this important issue!

Thanks for all you do,

Arn Pearson
and the rest of the team at Common Cause

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