You shouldn't have to buy access to your own government. That’s why we’re building a movement big enough to force our leaders to stop answering to special-interest cronies and start answering to the people.
Between 1986 and 2012, the average cost of running a campaign in the House and Senate has grown from $360K and $6.4 million, respectively, to $1.6 million and $10.4 million. This ever-rising cost of running for office forces our representatives to spend more time, energy, and attention on fundraising, and less time on actually legislating. As…Read More
When you hear politicians exalt free-market economics, they usually fail to mention the exorbitant and non-competitive contracts being awarded to Defense Contractors. That is our money — Those are our hard-earned tax dollars being spent. Through well-placed gifts, campaign contributions, and billions of dollars in lobbying, special interests have…Read More
Remember when 90% of Americans agreed on a *bipartisan* background-check gun control bill last year... and then the Senate failed to pass it? It's a disgrace to America. Stop *wondering* why Congress is such a mess, and start fighting the corruption with us. Sign the petition to support the American Anti-Corruption Act.
Pink slime, the ammonia-treated filler substance made with beef scraps, was once reserved for dog food before corrupted regulators changed the rules. It's time to fight against special interest dollars and stand up against this sort of legalized corruption. Join the movement to make Congress represent us, the American people, and not just their…Read More
Here are three important numbers to keep in mind while you mull this graphic over: - In 1974, 3% of retiring members of Congress became lobbyists. Now 50% of senators and 42% of congressmen do. - On average, those members of Congress who leave to become lobbyists enjoy a 1,452% raise - The suburbs of Washington, D.C. now account for 7 of the…Read More