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Author Topic: U.S. Voucher Program  (Read 801 times)


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U.S. Voucher Program
« on: October 07, 2012, 07:04 PM »
[  Trying to clean up lobbying and the almighty dollar from our politicians....  Methinks it has a snowballs chance in hell of making it through our money-hungry politicians, but just maybe with enough people fighting for it, it will happen...]
Time is short: The Supreme Court will take this case up later this month.
Please help us pressure Obama to stand up for consumers before the court takes up this case. 

Ebay, Craiglist, and even yard sales are in the crosshairs.

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I'm writing to ask you to help make our country a truer democracy. Congressman John Sarbanes (D-MD) just introduced the Grassroots Democracy Act. It's the most ambitious set of ideas for “Citizen Funded Campaigns” that we have seen in many years.

Will you click here to read more and ask your member of Congress to sign on as a co-sponsor?


One of the most interesting aspects of the bill is the creation of what we're calling "Democracy Vouchers". Every voter would get a modest amount of money, in the form of a voucher, to designate to candidates who opt into a public financing system. These candidates would only be allowed to receive small-dollar donations and Democracy Vouchers.

Voters would get to choose which candidates to support with their vouchers, thereby keeping politicians reliant on ordinary Americans for their campaign funds -- not on the wealthy individuals and corporate interests that usually back campaigns.

Please click here to tell your member of Congress to co-sponsor this Democracy Voucher program and the broader Grassroots Democracy Act:


Democracy Vouchers would do so much to empower Internet activists like yourselves: Using forums like Reddit, thousands of Demand Progress members could band together to support a slate of candidates who were dedicated to causes like Internet freedom, civil liberties, and government reform.

These thousands of activists could designate their hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars in aggregate vouchers to that slate of candidates, funding the bulk of their campaigns. They'd be accountable to all of you instead of to the less than .2% of Americans and the corporations who usually max-out to candidates -- and call in favors after they get people elected.

These fights are never easy, but the overwhelming majority of Americans -- both progressives and Tea Partiers -- recognize that Washington has been corrupted by the influence of big money. Democracy Vouchers are the sort of plan that we should all be able to get behind -- and if we do, we'll have reclaimed government from the narrow, wealthy interests that we know run Washington today.

Please click here to show your support: