We believe that the well-being of people, the needs of our communities and the health of our planet should be the top priority of our elected representatives. But the overwhelming influence of money in politics – money from a handful of extremely wealthy individuals with ties to big corporations – ensures that our elected officials almost always put their interests before ours.
It doesn’t have to be this way. We can reclaim our democracy, and we can ensure our elected representatives use their power to serve our communities. We can transform government into a force that guarantees economic, racial and gender equality and that protects our local environment and the health of our planet. But it will take large numbers of people working together to achieve these goals.