In our own advocacy work, Alliance for Justice has supported public financing legislation at the state and national level for many years. We believe that empowering regular people to participate in political campaigns is not only fundamentally democratic—but also holds the greatest potential for reducing the dominance of wealthy donors and big business in our politics.
That’s why we’re excited to endorse a new legislative proposal—The Government By the People Act (H.R. 20)—that will encourage and leverage the contributions of small donors.
Yesterday, Congressman John Sarbanes, D-Md., and House Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., along with 129 original co-sponsors, introduced the bill.