"Only Individuals" Campaign Finance Amendment
Only individuals may contribute to political parties, and only individuals and political parties may contribute to political campaigns. Individuals may contribute only directly to political parties and political campaigns, with maximum limits on contributions set by Congress in order to prevent unfair influence.
This simple amendment to the Constitution will—
- make campaign funding democratic since candidates with more popular support will receive more money, and it will no longer be a matter of having a few rich friends;
- end the influence of big money in politics, whether from corporations or labor unions, from lobbyists or advocacy groups, from David Koch or George Soros;
- make illegal super pacs, bundlers, and other means of influence through big money;
- greatly limit the budgets of all campaigns (yes, no more incessant TV and radio advertising), allowing good candidates who simply lack money to compete;
- allow political parties to distribute money to campaigns as they wish—but still with money contributed by individuals, not special interests; and
- free representatives from constantly seeking campaign dollars; their best fundraising effort will be simply speaking to the public, not cozying up to the wealthy.
What You Can Do
1. Write your Congressman and Senators:
To pass an amendment to the Constitution, it must first win 2/3 vote in both the House and the Senate. Contact your Representative and your two Senators and urge them to support the "Only Individuals" Amendment. You'll need to spell it out for them and make your own case on why it should be passed.
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