Fighting Big Money, Empowering People: A 21st Century Democracy Agenda

Free Speech For People joined our allies in endorsing a 21st Century Democracy Agenda for potential Presidential candidates.

Like every generation before us, Americans are coming together to preserve a democracy of the people, by the people, and for the people. American democracy is premised on the consent of the governed, and on the idea that we all deserve a say in the government decisions that affect our families. We stand united supporting commonsense protections that recognize the people as the ultimate check on the corrosive influence of money in politics, which is eroding the very foundation of self-government.

The next President of the United States should stand with Americans across the country and commit to these five principles of democracy:

  1. Everyone participates;
  2. Everyone’s voice is heard;
  3. Everyone knows who is trying to influence our views and our representatives;
  4. Everyone plays by fair, common-sense rules;
  5. Everyone is held accountable, with enforceable penalties to deter bad behavior.

To bring these democratic values to life, the next President of the United States must advocate for a specific and comprehensive plan. The full version of this proposed agenda is available for download here.

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