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Americans Need a Government That Works for All

Liz Kennedy discusses how to restore democracy by addressing campaign finance and increasing access to voting.

In this turbulent political season it can be easy to fear that our country is riven by differences, more and more divided into two Americas.

But the fact is that a majority of Americans support the same basic policies — including government action to fight income inequality and improve wages, to regulate banks and the financial sector, to make college more affordable and to deal with climate change.

Unfortunately, wealthy and special interests keep government from being responsive and accountable to the people. And some politicians seek to hold on to political power by preventing American voters from exercising our authority in the voting booth. Simply put, Americans don’t believe that government is working for them, and studies confirm that government is more responsive to the policy preferences of the wealthiest few than the majority of Americans.

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Liz Kennedy

Senior Fellow