The United States is facing a crisis of confidence in our elected officials and political institutions. Our polarized, dysfunctional government dominated by partisan factions, special interests, big money donors and elected officials who put party interests and personal ambition ahead of country has resulted in a failure to deal with the significant challenges confronting this nation. Politicians have gamed the system so they can be relatively immune from direct accountability even though the public believes they don't deserve to be in office.
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Political change is badly needed but it cannot come from within this toxic political environment or be voluntarily enacted by those who have benefitted from the current political system. The rules and incentives driving political behavior must be changed.
We can change the system by engaging and mobilizing Independents, Millennials and other voters in the middle who feel left out of our political and economic system.
The only way to force change is to attack political dysfunction and hyper-partisanship with electoral reform on the local, state and national levels and we can do it with your help.
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