Thursday, August 23, 2018

Petition to support Sen. Elizabeth Warren's Anti-Corruption and Public Integrity Act

Petition to Congress:
"End the culture of corruption that corporate cronies in both parties have enabled for far too long. Support Sen. Elizabeth Warren's Anti-Corruption and Public Integrity Act."
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Corruption is at the heart of the Trump administration and the way Washington operates, but progressive champion Sen. Elizabeth Warren has had enough. She just unveiled powerful, comprehensive new anti-corruption legislation, and now she needs our help to push it forward.1
The sad fact, though, is that Trump is just the blinding tip of an iceberg that has been hiding beneath Washington's bipartisan waters for far too long. Business-as-usual in Washington means that government employees jump to lucrative jobs with the industries they used to regulate, members of Congress lobby their former colleagues, and judges benefit from perks and speaking engagements funded by corporate cash.3
In a major public address, Sen. Warren just rolled out a plan to strike at the heart of the culture of corruption that encompasses both parties. The sweeping legislation would:
  • Crack down on the revolving door between industry and government by banning lucrative golden parachutes for taking government jobs and blocking members of Congress from making stock trades.
  • Ban senior elected and administration officials from ever becoming lobbyists and make other changes to reform lobbying and ensure members of Congress act more independently of lobbyists.
  • Toughen ethics requirements across the board including stronger ethics requirements on increasingly pro-Wall Street judges and a stricter enforcement of anti-corruption laws on judges and the executive branch.
  • Make government more transparent by forcing candidates and elected officials to disclose more about their finances, shining a light on the corporate cash flooding Washington and opening Congress's work to the public eye.
Trump is benefiting because of a Washington culture of corporate corruption decades in the making. It's time to start fighting back.
Stand with Sen. Warren: End the culture of corruption. Click the link below to sign the petition:
-Josh Nelson, CREDO Action
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  1. David Weigel, "Elizabeth Warren unveils anti-corruption plan, takes aim at Trump," Washington Post, Aug. 21, 2018.
  2. Sen. Elizabeth Warren"Anti-Corruption and Public Integrity Act," Aug. 21, 2018.
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren just unveiled a dramatic plan to eradicate Washington corruption

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