CREW Statement on Senate Democracy Proposals

CREW strongly supports the efforts of Sens. Merkley, Udall, Schumer and Whitehouse, with the support of other forward-thinking Senators, who are today introducing a package of legislation designed to ensure that the rules governing campaign finance and lobbying are strong, clear, and fairly enforced.  The "We the People" package represents a major first step toward engaging the American public in the important conversations that are necessary to reduce the distorting influence of money in politics.  Only with reforms like these can we begin to ensure that the system supports government officials who work for the benefit of the people, not powerful special interests.