April 21, 2015
Jamie Raskin is a close friend whom I have been privileged to know since we met in law school nearly thirty years ago. He is a person of absolute integrity and brilliant creativity, who has distinguished himself in academia and as a member of the Maryland General Assembly. No one is better qualified to represent the residents of the 8th Congressional District and I am thrilled at his decision to enter the race.
April 17, 2015
I recently had a piece in The Baltimore Sun, about how a small-donor matching system could fight back against Big Money in politics. Read the entire piece here.
March 25, 2015
Harold Meyerson of The Washington Post explains why it is time to pass The Government By the People Act (HR 20). Read the entire article here.
March 8, 2015
This weekend, I had the once in a lifetime opportunity to participate in a pilgrimage to Selma, Alabama for the 50th anniversary of the famous march from Selma to Montgomery. In 1965, twenty-five year old John Lewis, with whom I now serve in Congress, led that march for voting rights across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. He and dozens of others were savagely beaten by Alabama State troopers on March 7 in what came to be known as Bloody Sunday. The country's outrage at this senseless violence turned the tide in the struggle for federal legislation to protect the right to vote. Days later, President Johnson announced he would bring a Voting Rights Act to Congress and four months after that, it passed.
Thank you to John Lewis, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and all the other foot soldiers of the civil rights movement who refused to back down in Selma. We know that there is one thing above all others we can do to repay the debt we owe you for your bravery and sacrifice. It is the one thing we must encourage others to do as well. It is the thing that will restore hope and power to our democracy . . . VOTE!
February 15, 2015
Lee Drutman of The Atlantic recently profiled The Government By the People Act (HR 20). Read the entire article here.
December 30, 2014
Click here to see the infographic summary of the 2014 campaign.
December 16, 2014
November 5, 2014
Click here to qoutes about what would happen if people's voices were being heard in Washing, D.C.
October 22, 2014
October 22, 2014
Click here to see quotes from former Senator Bob Dole, former Senator Olympia Snowe, former Senator John Kerry, former Senator Warren Rudman, former Senator Tim Wirth, former Senator Dale Bumpers, Congressman John Dingell, Senator Tom Harkin, Senator Carl Levin, about money in politics.
October 13, 2014
Click to see the entire infographic.
October 12, 2014
Five Charts on Food Industry Influence
Monsanto's Money Modifies Politics
How Big Donors Affect Americans Politics: Letter to the Editor
The New York Times
October 6, 2014
Click here to see an infographic connecting the dots between big money and women's issues.
October 5, 2014
How Voter ID Laws Disproportionately Impact Women
League of Women Voters
September 29, 2014
Click here to see an infographic connecting the dots between big money and the ballot box.
September 28, 2014
Pelosi criticizes justices on early voting
The Washington Examiner
September 26, 2014
In this week's Commuting to Congress, John Sarbanes talks about Climate Change and how that is a fight we can win.
September 22, 2014
Click here to see the infographic about big money and the environment.
September 21, 2014
September 15, 2014