Citizens Corps Pledge

In order to successfully run for public office in California today, candidates must raise exorbitant amounts of money from an elite set of wealthy donors. In 2012, general election candidates for the state senate and state assembly raised on average $745,501 and $492,600, respectively. Meanwhile, only 4 percent of those campaign contributions came from small donors giving $250 or less.

In this broken system, it is no surprise that elected officials prioritize the policy demands of their big donors above those of their constituents.

Join us in demanding that our California democracy serve the public interest. Learn more about our Citizens Corps and sign onto our pledge below.

Our Pledge:

Dear California leaders,  

The increasing influence of money in California politics tilts the balance of power away from voters toward wealthy special interests. We need leaders like you to stand for the public interest.

I strongly urge you to advance reforms that will allow stronger disclosure and innovations to amplify the voice of everyday voters in elections!

 

 

 

 

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