The big problem right now with running for office is that you have to get the money on your side and the people on your side, and these are two different things. Imagine if every American had $100 Dollars to give to their favorite candidate—then if you get 10,000 people behind you, you’d get $1 million. You could then act in the best interests of the people you represent instead of sucking up to rich people and companies. Calling rich people for money is soul-crushing. We’d all be better off if politicians just needed to worry about representing the people that elected them rather than hustling for money all of the time.
Problems to be Solved
- Under current Supreme Court jurisprudence, individuals can contribute huge amounts to influence elections and politicians.
- Amending the Constitution to prevent this, or nominating judges to overturn it, can take decades, and this is corrupting our democracy now.
As President, I will…
- Provide every eligible American voter with $100 Democracy Dollars for each federal election cycle, a voucher that they can use to support candidates of their choosing.
- This amounts to $23+b nationwide per election, allowing for more than 4x the spending fueled by mega-donor contributions and dark money.