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Sign the petition: End dark money in politics

When I hit the campaign trail, it's about productive discussion and debate over how we can work together to solve our country's and planet's greatest challenges.

But when a shadowy SuperPAC goes up on the airwaves with TV ads or drops a hit piece in your mailbox, it's usually to muddy things up and sometimes even tell out-and-out lies to impact the political debate in their favor.

This is the landscape after Citizens United. Massive corporations and the ultra-wealthy are dumping millions into anonymous shell corporations that, thanks to the Supreme Court, can spew negative attacks out of an advertising fire hose.

That has to change. Sign my petition and join me in urging my colleagues to take on dark money in politics.

We've seen it in just the last few weeks in New Jersey, where some of our Democratic allies in the House are facing utterly ridiculous attacks from... someone. Signs point to Big Pharma, but that's the problem: we cannot honestly know who is behind these audacious attacks.

This is the way things are now. Again and again, Democrats must contend with an unending, dark money tsunami from the ultra-wealthy and corporate interests who oppose our progressive values. And, given what we've seen, I do not doubt that many elections will be far closer—or lost entirely—thanks to all of this.

The American people have sent us to Washington D.C. to fix this problem. We've got solutions in my Freedom to Vote Act to stop billionaires from buying elections, but we're going to need a grassroots tsunami of our own to get this done.

Please sign this petition and urge my colleagues in Congress to join me in taking on dark money in politics with major campaign finance reform.


Posted on November 8, 2021.

Born in the small town of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, Jeff Merkley has never lost touch with his working class roots.

As a U.S. Senator, he works every day to create opportunity for working families, stop the corruption of our democracy, and tackle the climate crisis.

A workhorse and a progressive champion, Jeff Merkley is leading a movement to get our country back on track.

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