FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tedra Cobb Joins more than 100 Candidates Call for Sweeping Reform Bill as First Item on the Agenda
Today, Congressional Candidate Tedra Cobb and a coalition of more than 100 House challengers are calling on the House of Representatives to support a campaign finance reform bill as a prime agenda for the 116th Congress in 2019. In the letter issued to the House of Representatives, the 107 candidates write:
Restoring faith in our elections and in the integrity of our elected officials should be a top priority that all members of Congress can agree upon. Without these reforms we will be unable to truly regain the public’s trust or tackle the challenges of our day, like the costs of healthcare and prescription drugs, the opioid epidemic, or building an economy that is strong for working families.
Key elements of the bill include: reforming the role of money in politics to ensure more transparency and accountability in elections, eliminating foreign money from our political system, limiting the undue influence of mega donors and special interests, and incentivizing small dollar donors, as well as lobbying reform, ethics reform, redistricting reform, and voting rights protection.
“I led the effort for strong ethics reform as a member of the St. Lawrence County Legislature and will make it a top priority in Washington. Unlike Rep. Stefanik, I have refused to take money from corporate donors. I will not be beholden to anyone but the voters of Northern New York,” said Cobb. “With the influence of money in politics, it is no wonder that voters distrust D.C. politicians like Elise Stefanik and why they will be voting for change in November.”
Earlier this week, Tedra Cobb set a new historic fundraising record for NY-21 by raising over $715,000 without any corporate contributions. Tedra is a small business owner and a former healthcare non-profit director and is running on a platform of guaranteeing access to quality, affordable healthcare and ethics reform in Washington.
You can read the letter by clicking here.