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Public Funding for Montgomery County

Your elected officials are debating a bill that would establish public funding for county races - the Executive and County Council. This legislation would advance public funding in your backyard - bolster our efforts to pass public funding at the state level - and be a much-needed bosst for national efforts for reform.

Save the Internet!

In the next few months, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will decide the future of the Internet. Major telecom and cable companies are seeking unprecedented control over what you can see and say online. If the FCC’s plan to allow fast lanes for the few goes forward, the rest of us will suffer. The deep-pocketed will pay to move their online content at top speed, consigning nonprofit, independent and dissenting voices to the slow lane.

Overturn Citizens United

The court has allowed major corporations and other special interests to pour hundreds of millions of dollars into our elections, effectively buying up chunks of our federal, state and local governments. It’s time to choke off this corrupting flow of money. To do that, we need a constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United and declare that only people are people.

From the States

Redistricting reform in Maryland!

Maryland draws legislative and congressional district lines behind closed doors, for partisan and political gain. And the result is clearly visible - Maryland has some of the most tortured Congressional districts in the nation. Gerrymandered districts create a situation where all votes are not equal, and they undermine confidence in the democratic process. Voters should choose their elected officials – elected officials should not choose their voters.

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