Washington DC – Today, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Rep. John Larson (D-CT), and actor Alec Baldwin unveiled the Fair Elections Now Act, a bill that would change for the better the way congressional candidates finance elections. Demos, a non-partisan public policy research and advocacy organization, wrote a letter to the Committee on the Judiciary in support of the legislation.
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"Passage of the Fair Elections Now Act will be an enormous step forward for Americans’ confidence that their government works to serve the public interest rather than the special interests that fund campaigns," wrote Demos President Miles Rapoport.
"Instead of spending endless evenings attending lobbyists’ receptions and hours every week dialing for dollars from high-end donors, members of Congress will be able to focus on serving the interests of their constituents — the job they were sent to Washington to do."
How the Fair Elections Now Act, or FENA, would work:
"Reform that amplifies the voices of average citizens and frees candidates from the fundraising chase has never been needed more. Demos urges the Committee to approve the Fair Elections Now Act," wrote Rapoport.
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