Passing HR 1, the For the People Act, is a key step toward building a multiracial democracy where the working-class majority actually sees its priorities reflected in government policy. We can’t accept the kind of compromises centrists like Joe Manchin are pushing.
Adam Eichen is executive director of Equal Citizens and coauthor of Daring Democracy (Beacon Press, 2017).
For weeks, voters have been forced to wait in interminable lines just to cast their ballot. That’s an indictment of American democracy — and it points to deeper flaws in a political system that represents the oligarchic minority over the working-class majority.
Almost all of the major Democratic candidates have released comprehensive platforms to restore and expand voting rights. Joe Biden has not.
Michael Bloomberg is spending orders of magnitude more on his presidential campaign than any other candidate in US history. The Left must push for campaign finance reforms that can stop billionaires like him from buying their way onto the political stage.
Bernie Sanders’s “Democracy Vouchers” Proposal Can Help Democratize Our Broken Campaign Finance System
Everyone knows that rich people skew our political priorities through big-money donations to candidates. Bernie Sanders’s “democracy vouchers” program would give American voters funds to donate to the candidates of their choice — taking a step towards breaking the stranglehold of the wealthy on political giving.