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A+: comprehensive democracy plan with impressive public financing plan, promise to fix democracy first
A: comprehensive democracy plan with a strong policy in each category
B: notable proposals but overall plan lacks depth regarding scope and/or implementation
C: few democracy reform proposals, campaign makes infrequent mentions of reform
D: no meaningful democracy plan
F: active opponent of democracy
Candidate Policy Positions
Everyone's Vote Should Count (Equally)
- Representation for D.C. and Puerto Rico
- End Prison and Partisan Gerrymandering
- Eliminate the Electoral College
- Ranked choice voting
- Universal voter registration
- End voter ID and other forms of voter suppression
- Make election day a holiday
- A full end to felon disenfranchisement
Money in Politics
- Public financing vouchers
- Mandate public financing for federal elections
- Mandatory public funding for National Party Conventions
- Ban all corporate donations for inaugural events and cap individual donations to $500
- Overturn Citizens United and Buckley v. Valeo
- Abolish the Federal Election Commission and replace it with the Federal Election Administration
- Ban advertising during presidential primary debates
- Institute a lifetime lobbying ban for former members of Congress and senior staffers.
Bernie has not pledged to fix democracy first.
He is the only candidate to support a full end to felon disenfranchisement. He has a number of reform positions that are stronger than those of his fellow candidates, and his public financing plan—universal democracy dollars—is stellar.
Click here to see his full democracy reform platform.
Here are some policies he could adopt to improve his platform:
- Endorsement of independent redistricting commissions
- Same-day voter registration
If you want to see Bernie Sanders embrace these policies, check the bottom of the page for his staffers contact information.
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