The Communications Workers of America applauds the introduction of the By the People Resolution introduced this week by Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) along with more than 160 House Democrats.
The resolution would empower every American voter, strengthen ethics laws for government officials, and take steps to repair our broken campaign finance system. The resolution calls for expanding access to the ballot box, ending partisan gerrymandering, restoring the Voting Rights Act, ending the revolving door of special interests into and out of government, reasserting Congress’ authority to regulate political spending and overturn the Citizens United ruling, and much more.
The By the People Resolution is a step in the right direction toward restoring and strengthening our democracy so that it is no longer rigged in favor of the one percent.