The most powerful person in any election should be the voter; corporations are not people. The Citizen’s United vs FEC decision was a major step backward for campaign finance reform. As a result, Super-PACs have been given a larger voice than you as a voter. That’s not right. Super-PACs should be abolished to help return power to the People.
Voting is a fundamental right that should be protected, made accessible, and celebrated. Automatic voter registration at the time an eligible citizen receives or updates their driver’s license or state identification would make voting records more robust and save time for voters. Jennifer supports automatic voter registration. She also supports making Election Day a national holiday because it will allow more Americans to get involved in the voting process and honor the foundation of our Democracy. Likewise, every community should have sufficient access to voting – including tribal lands.
No foreign power or entity should have access or influence over our free election process. In recent years, intelligence agencies have confirmed foreign interference in our elections through cyber-attacks and contact with election campaigns. These deliberate assaults are not acceptable in any way. We must increase our cyber security and require that any campaign or candidate notify the FEC or FBI if contacted by a foreign national.
Free and fair elections also mean we need to put an end to gerrymandering. People should choose their representatives, not the other way around. District lines should be established by independent commissions who have no investment in any party or candidate.
“Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.”
— Franklin D. Roosevelt