Take the insane amount of money out of the election process.
Cost of elections have skyrocketed with the Citizens United decision. That money could be used for better things.
Will you support reversing Citizens United as a means to curtail unlimited, anonymous agenda driven donations to candidates and office holders? If so, how would you go about it?
Wealthy individuals and corporations have more resources for lobbyists and lawyers to skew public policy than ever; at the same time Congress and bureaucrats have fewer resources to research policy.
We know our democracy is cheapened when a small number of the wealthiest among us are more important than the rest of us. We know that laws are too often written by the highest bidder.
Corporate and special interest money has exploded after controversial Supreme Court decision, negatively affecting both sides of the aisle and drowning out the voice of the average American citizen.
Citizens United is the SCOTUS case that states corporations are people and has allowed an influx of unheard of amounts of $ from corporations to be used to influence the election process at all levels
If so, do you support public funding of elections or small-dollar matching? What about blind trusts?
Our elections are bought by the wealthy and the corporations.
Unfortunately, money in politics has become a necessary evil. What would you do to get it out?
Many Americans believe that our democracy has been compromised by the massive amounts of money in politics. Will this issue affect whom you would appoint to the vacant Supreme Court seat?
According to a September 2015 Bloomberg poll, 78% of people polled believed Citizens United should be overturned. A majority of Americans believe big money has no place in the political system.
The voices of American voters are being drowned out by special interest money. Millions of $ are poured into campaigns each election. Politician no longer representing their constituents' concern.
Thanks to the Supreme Court ruling, Citizens United has allowed billionaires and corporations to "buy" our elections. This is threatening our Democracy and creating an oligarchy
Citizen's United has done more to snatch democracy out of the hands of ordinary citizens and give unequal influence back to a wealthy few. Citizen's United doesn't represent American Exceptionalism.
Big money has obviously corrupted our political system and invaded elections in states where it has no business.
Our political system has been corrupted and subverted by the massive influx of corporate money that prevents the democratic will of the people.
80% of Americans are against the Supreme Court Decision known as Citizens United. It allows for big money special interests too much power in determining who gets elected.
House Joint Resolution 48 would amend the constitution to clarify that corporations are not persons and constitutional rights do not apply to them as such. Support or oppose and why??
The fundamental issue is whether money is a form of protected political speech. If it is, then perhaps Orwell's "all people are equal, but some are more equal than others" is more true than not.
Corruption is legal in America. Our politicians are currently owned by corporate interests & economic elites. Public opinion has little to no influence on laws passed.
With the insane amount of money in our political process, would you push restore free and fair elections and restore democracy and take it from the oligarchs?
78% of Americans want Citiz. Utd. overturned. We no longer see money in politics as the "appearance" of corruption. We just see corruption! Pols fear being primaried by Big $ and don't represent us.
This egregious decision by the Supreme Court has disenfranchised the citizenry and has dramatically moved the country closer to the oligarchy that it has long been approaching.
To restore a true democracy, there too much money in politics and the politicians are supporting the donors not the votes.
With the increase of dark money in our elections, the American people have a justified fear that they are no longer being heard, over private donors. And said donors often reap huge benefits as well.
All Americans are in agreement that money in politics has gotten out of hand. With politicians spending more time fundraising than governing and ultimately ending up pawns of their wealthy donors.
Corprstions have too much influence in American elections. Citizens still have the right to vote, but, once elected, politicians do the bidding of their corporate donors.
Polls show that the majority of the population dislikes and doesn't trust the nominee of their party, what mandate can you govern on, if half the population is against you?