Money talks. We want to hear what it says, before we vote. Disclosing their tax returns will tell us volumes about a candidate.
Stopping corruption and other criminal acts in government is my objective. This is a crime bill.
HR-1, a bill now before Congress, will create elections that are more fair and honest. Those who have nothing to hide will relish and allow the light of this bill to shed on the campaign finance, ethics and voting rights of our elections. Money talks, so knowing the source of it for political organizations (the Disclosure Act) and political ads (the Honest Ads Act) is important to voters.
Our electoral system is disregarded by a majority of our populous, and disrespected by many more, because of the private money involved. HR-1 will help even the financial playing fields by allowing for modified publicly financed elections.
To further enhance confidence in our elections, voting rights need to be restored. A new national automatic voter registration and early voting are a must. As well, restoring the Voting Rights Act and ensuring election security will go a long way in building faith in our election systems.
HR-1 will help curtail the criminal acts of corruption in our elections. I urge my representative, Elise Stefanik, to vote for it.
Larry Fine, Greenfield