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Can the ‘Government By the People Act’ Get Congress Out of Sweaty Call Centers?

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Representative John Sarbanes is traveling coast-to-coast pitching his small donor reform bill the Government by the People Act.
Representative John Sarbanes is traveling coast-to-coast pitching his small donor campaign reform bill, the Government by the People Act.

We caught up with Congressman John Sarbanes (D-03) to learn about his Government by the People Act, congressional telemarketing call centers, and why he thinks Bernie Sanders’s campaign gives him hope that the U.S. is ready for campaign finance reform. Introduced in 2014 on Citizen United’s fifth anniversary, the Government by the People Act aims to make everyday Americans just as powerful as wealthy campaign donors. 

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