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Rep. Derek Kilmer Co-sponsors H.R. 1

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From Rep. Derek Kilmer:
Nine years ago, in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that limits on corporate spending to influence elections violated the First Amendment. Since then, the amount of big money in politics has skyrocketed while the confidence that “we the people” have in our system has plummeted. Safe to say, the Supreme Court got it wrong on Citizens United.

I want to put power back in the hands of “we the people.” That’s why I’m co-sponsoring H.R. 1, the For the People Act. This bill will reform and refresh our democracy by doing some major stuff: reforming our campaign finance system, strengthening our ethics laws in all three branches of government, and expanding voting rights.

H.R. 1 will push for a constitutional amendment to end Citizens United and right the wrong done in this court decision. It will require SuperPACs and other dark money group to disclose their donors. It will enable citizen-financed elections to restore the voices of everyday Americans rather than the special interests.

Any candidate for president or vice president would have to release 10 years of their tax returns so voters clearly know any potential conflicts of interest. Elected officials would no longer be able to use their office funds to settle harassment cases.

H.R. 1 would create automatic voter registration, prohibit states from suppressing the vote and purging eligible voters from their rolls, and increase security for national elections. It would also end partisan gerrymandering so it’s voters that choose their elected officials, not the other way around.

This bill is a big deal … and I need your help to get it passed!

You can add your name as a citizen co-sponsor here.…

I’ll keep working to clean up politics and protect our democracy. Thanks for helping in that effort!

Derek Kilmer