America for Sale?

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America is supposed to be about liberty and justice for ALL -- not just those who can afford it!

Instead, big money has been buying off our democracy bit by bit for years. Wall Street pumped more than $200 million into the 2012 elections. Candidates spend up to 70 percent of their time “dialing for dollars.” No wonder our leaders lose touch with everyday people!

It’s nothing more than legalized bribery. The worst of the 1% rig the game so they come out as winners, and the rest of us can’t help but lose. It’s the reason no bankers have gone to jail, students are drowning in debt, a day’s work barely pays the bill and Washington is talking about making climate change even worse by approving the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline.

We need a government that’s of, by, and for the people - not bought and paid for by special interests!

I am proud to join House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Rep. John Sarbanes, Public Campaign and dozens of progressive organizations to reclaim our democracy by supporting the Government By The People Act. This new bill in Congress will help reverse the impact of large Super PACS created by Citizens United and reduce Congressional dependence on deep-pocket special interests and wealthy donors.

The Government By The People Act is already sponsored by more than 130 Representatives - now, we need to pressure the rest of Congress to endorse this bill by showing massive public support.

Click here to join me and Rebuild The Dream in signing on as a citizen co-sponsor of the Government By The People Act.

The bill will match small-dollar donations with public funds on a 6-to-1 basis, turning a $25 contribution into $175. This will amplify the power of everyday Americans and incentivize candidates to pay attention to them!

More than 40 progressive organizations have already endorsed this bill -- including our friends at CREDO Action, Demos and MoveOn.

Want to show your support? Click here to sign on as a citizen co-sponsor of the Government By The People Act.

Now is our time to stand together and support this important legislation to show Congress that we will no longer allow our democracy to be manipulated by the 1%.

In solidarity,
Van

p.s. To show our thanks, all supporters who sign will be automatically entered to win 1 of 5 FREE DVD copies of FORWARD 13: WAKING UP THE AMERICAN DREAM, a new documentary by Patrick Lovell (and I’m also featured in), which tells the story of the 2008 financial crisis and its ties to big business.