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Strengthen the Citizens Election Program; don’t weaken it

In 2005, the people of Connecticut – exhausted and disgusted by years of public corruption – attempted to take back their electoral process from a political culture of insiders and moneyed interests. Through the Citizens Election Program, we express our commitment to clean elections by putting our money where our mouth is… At a time when so many Americans disdain insider politics and its failures, we should be strengthening campaign finance and ethics laws, not weakening them. These laws are designed to hold politicians and public institutions accountable, which is precisely what average citizens deserve.