"In America today, the views of the voting public are nearly meaningless; wealthy individuals and business-backed special interest groups are almost entirely responsible for the stances that politicians take on issues."
-Quoted from 2014 study by Martin Gilens Princeton University and Benjamin Page Northwestern University
Candidates are almost entirely dependent upon wealthy contributors
in the 2016 presidential election, 1% of americans contributed 80% of all campaign contributions
of the 435 House elections in 2012, 95% of those who outspent their opponents won
How does all of this happen?
This animated video explains the problem in our campaign finance, and how we can fix it.