Working for Citizen Owned Elections

When Congress debates the critical issues, too often it’s the Big Money crowd that calls the shots. We need a return to government of, by and for the people -- not government bought and paid for by the PACs and Super PACs. I’m fighting in Congress to build a small donor matching system for funding campaigns, overturn Citizens United and increase the amount of disclosure we have for political donors.

Sarbanes Authored

  • For the People Act. (H.R. 1)

    • Would strengthen American democracy and return political power to the people through voting protections, ethics reforms and campaign finance overhauls.
      • Has been endorsed by a national coalition of civil rights, labor, environmental and good government groups.

Sarbanes Co-Sponsored

  • A Constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizens United (H.J. 22)

    • Would reverse the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision that removed all limits on Big Money expenditures in our elections and unleashed the era of Super PACs and secret money groups.
  • The Disclose Act (H.R. 430)

    • Would root out secret money by requiring disclosure of political donations.

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Congressman John Sarbanes has been endorsed by End Citizens United and has received a 15/15 rating on the Common Cause Democracy Scorecard.