Too many Americans believe money buys results in Congress -- an idea that heightens cynicism about our democracy and weakens civic engagement.
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Not only are some of the most non-trusted companies in America blatantly trying to buy off Congress, but they're using our bailout money to do it. Enough!
Change Congress is bringing sexy back... to the campaign finance reform debate. The donor strike will make sure politicians are well aware of how much money they're losing if they oppose reform.
Lawrence Lessig, through his group, Change Congress, has already done some of the important legwork to get us involved in removing the influence of special interests in Congress.
We're giving Congress a choice: you can either have our money or money from special interests, but not both. We'll reward the reformers. But those who oppose reform won't get any money from us.
I and others will soon announce a large grassroots campaign aimed at channeling the amazing desire for change that Americans are feeling right now into tangible and fundamental reform of our political system.
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