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#FixDemocracyWeek: Joe Cunningham’s Bold Ethics Plan in SC-01

Aug 01, 2018

As part of the ‘Fix Democracy Week’ campaign led by Every Voice, End Citizens United (ECU) will be highlighting its endorsed candidates who have put forth a reform agenda aimed at curbing the influence of Big Money in politics. Today’s profile is of Joe Cunningham, candidate for South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District.

Early in his campaign, Joe Cunningham introduced a bold plan to address the far-reaching influence of special interest money in politics and increasing transparency in elections. Cunningham is making reform a central element to his campaign and has pledged to reject all PAC and special interest money.

Joe Cunningham’s Ethics Reform Plan:

  • Term Limits for All Members of Congress

    • Get rid of career politicians

    • Three terms for House, Two terms for Senate

  • Ban PAC Contributions

    • Ban federal candidates from accepting PAC contributions

  • End Gerrymandering

    • Create independent commissions to draw district lines

  • Automatic Voter Registration

    • Simplify and incentivize voter participation

    • Automatic voter registration system

  • Crack Down on Lobbyists

    • More than quadrupole the waiting period for former members of Congress to become lobbyists

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