Seven Initiatives to Get Money Out of Politics

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Represent.Us's dollar bill costumes will be used during the K Street 5K this Saturday. (credit: Represent.Us)

Represent.Us's dollar bill costumes worn during the K Street 5K. (credit: Represent.Us)

2) AMERICAN ANTI-CORRUPTION ACT

Represent.us is working on a broad, new anti-corruption law that would place limits on lobbying, political donations and PACs. The group’s members are a self-described “special sauce of brains and brawn who really don’t like corruption,” including former FEC chairman Trevor Potter, Rootstrikers director Lawrence Lessig and director Josh Silver. Their plan is to get a million Americans behind their bill before they introduce it and to ask every member of the House to go on the record for or against the American Anti-Corruption Act. If they’re for it, they’re “anti-corrupt.”

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