"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
50% of young people under the age of 30 said that the American Dream was dead. Why do some Americans continue to get financially hammered, while others get richer? Our elected officials have the responsibility to represent the voices of those who elected them into office. They hold the power to push for legislation that we want. What's stopping them from giving America what its majority wants? Money.
we can't let it die
Candidates are almost entirely dependent upon wealthy contributors
The wealthy raise money for candidates and help get them into office. Those, now elected, officials use their political power to keep their wealthy donors happy. For a government that responds to everyone, political candidates must also be dependent on the public for campaign contributions. That is why we want to establish the Democracy Savings Account.
How does all of this happen?
This animated video explains the problem in our campaign finance, and how we can fix it.