In Oregon and across the country, the wealthiest special interests have a stranglehold over our elections and our politics. As campaign donors and consultants have become increasingly sophisticated in their ability to influence elections and candidates, our campaign finance laws have not kept pace. To the contrary, the courts have been dismantling decades of campaign finance precedence with cases like Citizen's United v FCC, leaving "we the people" more at the mercy of big money politics than ever.
This struggle to regain democratic control over our government may be the single most important challenge of our day -- and it limits our ability to solve many other important problems. At times it may seem overwhelming. But we can take power in our own hands to set this right.