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No Political Party Shall Be Privileged

In any way; by locality, state or nationally

/ 97% Election Lawsponsored by aGREATER.US

In most states, independents cannot vote in primaries. Where primary voting is restricted to registered members of the two dominant political parties, and election boards are almost entirely restricted to agents of...view entire bill

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Fair Districting Act

End partisan gerrymandering

/ 96% Election Lawsponsored by Jean Ann Esselink

Partisan gerrymandering has so skewed the boundaries of congressional districts that voters are deprived of any real choice. Politicians create "safe seats" that ensure the re-election of nearly all incumbents....view entire bill

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End Electoral Bias Against Independents!

Open Primaries & Break Up Electoral Board Monopolies

/ 91% Election Lawsponsored by aGREATER.US

Taken from the IndependentVoting.org website. Hey, Congress! 40 percent of Americans are Independents! Yet, Independent voters face systemic barriers to democracy. Congress must hold hearings on this structural bias...view entire bill

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Make Veterans Day Election Day

formerly Rediscover America Act

/ 89% Election Lawsponsored by aGREATER.US

I was totally convinced when I heard this idea, I now support Veteran's Day as Election Day. But the logic of this earlier piece still holds. What better thank you to honor our Veterans? The only valid argument I've...view entire bill

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Right to a Fraud-Free Counted Vote

It's NOT in the constitution?!

/ 89% Election Lawsponsored by aGREATER.US

While voting is a key part of our republic, it is not explicitly enumerated in the constitution; the closest it comes is "The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of...view entire bill

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Equal Justice for DC & the Territories

Electoral and Tax Reform for 4 Million U.S. Citizens

/ 84% Governmentsponsored by David Itkin

The citizens of the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the other U.S Territories’ have no voting representation in Congress. Local governments elected by the citizens of the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico...view entire bill

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Corporate Speech Definition Act

A tripartisan solution

/ 83% Election Lawsponsored by aGREATER.US

Corporations shall be strictly barred from any political expenditures to or for (or against) candidates, elected officials, and political parties. However, transparent free speech will in no way be infringed upon as...view entire bill

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Ban Single Mark Ballots!

Election Experts Worldwide Denounce Plurality Voting

/ 83% Election Lawsponsored by aGREATER.US

Declaration of Election-Method Reform Advocates: Executive Summary: This declaration, signed by election-method experts from around the world, publicly denounces the use of plurality voting – also called First...view entire bill

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The SuperPAC Act

by the Sunlight Foundation

/ 82% Election Lawsponsored by aGREATER.US

The corrupting influence of money has drastically distorted American elections and American governance.  Moneyed interests hold nearly dispositive power, while everyday citizens have practically none. ...view entire bill

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Campaign Finance Reform 3.2.1.

Three Steps Closer to Fairer Elections

/ 82% Campaign Financesponsored by aGREATER.US

In an op-ed in the Baltimore Sun, the University of Baltimore’s law professor, Christopher J. Peters, suggested that three pieces of previously proposed legislation for campaign finance reform be passed as a stop-gap...view entire bill

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The RebuildDemocracy.org Reforms

aka the PRE Plan to Reform Elections

/ 80% Election Lawsponsored by aGREATER.US

We will PRE-APPROVE Candidates that support the Plan to Reform Elections. We ask the President, all sitting members of Congress, and all candidates running in the 2012 national elections to publicly support the PRE...view entire bill

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Federal Term Limits 3.2.1.

3 for the House, 2 for the Senate, 1 for the Supremes

/ 79% Term Limitssponsored by aGREATER.US

Polls have shown overwhelming public support for term limits in the judicial and legislative branches of the country, whether the respondents were fiscal conservatives, independents, or social liberals.

...view entire bill

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This Senator is Brought to You By... Act

Like Professional Athletes, Wear Your Sponsor's Brand

/ 78% Governmentsponsored by aGREATER.US

Members of Congress must proudly display the brand trademark of any corporation that donates more than $999 to their campaign fund. The larger the donation the bigger the font. Any donation over $5000 has to be large...view entire bill

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Reverse Citizens United

sponsored by Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL)

/ 73% Election Lawsponsored by aGREATER.US

Full Title: Outlawing Corporate Cash Undermining the Public Interest in our Elections and Democracy. H. J. RES. ll Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to expressly exclude for-profit...view entire bill

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Campaign Season Limits

End the permanent campaign cycle

/ 73% Election Lawsponsored by Roger Wilcox

This bill should be coupled with those to reverse the Citizen's United decision and institute public financing; however, we should not wait. Nations all over the world elect their leaders is surprisingly (and...view entire bill

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Legislative Power Over Campaign Finance

A Bipartisan Approach Eclipsing the Supreme Court

/ 73% Campaign Financesponsored by aGREATER.US

112TH CONGRESS, 1ST SESSION H. J. RES. 97 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures with respect to Federal elections. IN THE HOUSE OF...view entire bill