I wrote a campaign style white paper recommending a policy plan to tackle campaign finance reform in the post-Citizens United era that advocates for a public matching program of small dollar donation and free airtime for federal campaigns.
The plan laid out above gives American citizens the freedom to spend their money how they want and paves the way for it to mean something to the electoral process. Candidates will have to pay attention to smaller donors because where each person donates their money matters and will carry significant weight. Our democracy will become better. The people’s voice will be heard, even if they cannot donate the maximum contribution for both the primary and the general election. By strengthening our democracy and restoring faith in the electoral process, we can create a new era of the United States that repairs the damage of Citizens United v. FEC.
Major: Political Science
Hometown: Morristown, NJ
Project Focus: Campaign Finance Reform in the US