“You can’t take on a corrupt system if you take its money”: Bernie Sanders announces plan to get money out of politics – NationofChange
“Our grassroots-funded campaign is proving every single day that you don’t need billionaires and private fundraisers to run for president,” reads the introduction to the plan, posted on Sanders’ campaign website. Sanders raised more money than all of his Democratic competitors last quarter with an average donation of just $18. The campaign received donations from one million different people.
“Working people all over the country are responding to that message and demanding a political revolution through their small-dollar donations,” said Sanders. “When we win the Democratic nomination and defeat Donald Trump, we will transform our political system by rejecting the influence of big corporate money.”
Arguing that “corporate sponsorship is a corrupting influence and must end if politicians are going to represent the American people,” Bernie promises, as president to:
Ban corporate contributions to the Democratic Party Convention and all related committees.
Update and strengthen the Federal Election Campaign Act to return to a system of mandatory public funding for National Party Conventions.