It's time to get big money out of politics.
Money from corporations and their PACs’ dominate elections and cast a shadow over the American democracy. Special interests such as pharmaceutical companies, oil companies, the NRA, and defense contractors have a disproportionate power over the actions of our congresspeople. In addition, powerful individuals like Trump who run self-funded campaigns end up working for themselves and their own interests. Their values are frequently at odds with the will of the American people who want to see affordable healthcare and prescriptions, safety from gun violence, clean air and water, and an end to our endless wars. In order for government to truly represent the people, the Citizens United Supreme Court decision must be overturned and candidates need to commit to running clean money campaigns.
Joaquín is putting people over profits and standing up against powerful corporate interests, starting by taking zero corporate or corporate PAC campaign donations. This is a movement funded by the people, not corporations or wealthy individuals. As your congressperson, Joaquín will work for the people, not for himself or special interest groups.
As we fight to get money out of politics, your support and donations are essential to growing our grassroots movement. It is time to take the power back from big money and give it to the people to finally have a real democracy with a government that is of the people, by the people, for the people. Let's start putting people first.