Campaign Finance Reform
To get our government working for everyday people instead of corporate special interests, we must ensure everyone has an equal say in our democracy. That starts with getting dark money out of politics, because corporations should not be able to drown out the voices of working people.
I’ll be a leader on this issue in Congress, because in the legal profession we’re not just concerned with conflicts of interest but even the appearance of conflicts of interest. That’s why I have refused to take corporate donations since the start of this campaign, so the voters of our district know that my only allegiance is to them.
We must overturn Citizens United and pass transparency laws that gets dark money out of our politics so we can return to a time where the government works for people and not special interests. Corporations must adhere to the same limitations imposed on individuals and disclose their intentions to spend money to influence elections in advance.
Part of campaign finance reform is passing laws to protect the integrity of our elections. Under the direction of Trump-appointee Steve Mnuchin, the IRS has changed the rules of campaign finance laws to make it even easier for dark money groups to hide if they’re taking foreign funding to influence our elections. The Trump administration is refusing to accept responsibility for protecting our country’s elections from foreign influence, and instead is asking states to do their work for them. When I get to Congress, I will work to pass the Disclose Act of 2017, which bans campaign contributions by corporations that are owned or controlled by foreign citizens and interest groups who are controlled by foreign nationals.