Our campaign finance system is broken and must be fixed to restore the levers of democracy to the people. Citizens also have the right to know who is seeking to influence their votes and their legislators. I strongly support legislation to require more disclosure of campaign spending by shadowy outside special interest groups. I also strongly support amending the U.S. Constitution to overturn the flawed Supreme Court decisions in the Citizens United and McCutcheon cases.
- May 2015
Let’s face it, our democracy is in danger. Between districts across the country being drawn by legislators with the sole purpose of preserving their jobs, the push to further restrict the ability of average citizens to even be able to vote, and the Supreme Court’s recent moves to weaken campaign finance laws, we are truly at a crossroad.
- June 2014
| Press Releases
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) joined her colleagues in thanking Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) for holding a hearing on June 3, 2014 on a constitutional amendment that would allow Congress and the states to set reasonable limits on money in politics. “The Supreme Court’s misguided decisions in Citizens […]
- April 2014
| Press Releases
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision in McCutcheon v. FEC: “With the McCutcheon decision, the Supreme Court has eradicated the total limits that special interests can spend on federal elections. Now, millionaires and billionaires can funnel as much money as they like – […]