More than 70% of Americans favor developing alternative energy sources to combat climate change. So why has Congress repeatedly refused to act?
Perhaps it has something to do with more than $100 million in campaign contributions and outside spending on elections from big oil and gas companies – and that’s just during the 2016 elections.
When the American people want action on an issue, but Congress keeps failing to act, there’s often one clear answer: special interest money.
That’s why, if we want to change the possibilities for progress on issues from climate change to criminal justice reform to student loans, we have to change how campaigns are funded. The communities who are most affected by these issues, including people of color, low-income people, and young people, are also the communities who have the least power in our current big-money system. When we get big money out of our elections, and give power to the people, we can hold our elected officials accountable for taking action on the issues we care about most.
Here’s how you can help fight big money and protect our environment right now:
- Sign our petition and call on Congress to fight big money by passing the Government by the People Act, so we can make progress on issues big and small. >>
- Are you planning to be at the Peoples Climate March in Washington, D.C. this weekend? RSVP here to march with the Democracy Defenders to help highlight the connection between a healthy democracy and a healthy planet. >>
Chief of Staff, Every Voice