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Elizabeth Warren

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Candidate’s Grade

B

Grading Methodology

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
  • Eliminate the Electoral College
  • End gerrymandering with independent redistricting commissions
Voting Rights

  • Abolish all voter suppression policies (ex. Voter ID and unnecessary voter purging)
  • Automatic voter registration
  • Same-day voter registration
  • Make Election Day a holiday
  • Constitutional amendment to protect voting rights
  • Expand early voting and voting by mail
Money in Politics

  • Overturn Citizens United
Outside-the-box Reforms

  • Require all lobbyists to register
  • Ban foreign government from hiring Washington lobbyists
  • Shut down the ability of lobbyists to move freely in and out of government jobs
  • Ban members of Congress from trading stocks and becoming lobbyists for life
  • Force every candidate for political office to put their tax returns online
  • Federal standards for voting machines

Candidate Overview

Warren has not pledged to fix democracy first.

Warren is in favor of a number of important reforms, but her democracy plan could be better. She has offered a unique important set of reforms for lobbyists. But those reforms would not change how campaigns are funded.

Click here to see her full democracy reform platform.

Here are some policies she could adopt to improve her platform:

  • Public financing of elections
  • A full end to felon disenfranchisement
  • Ranked-choice voting

If you want to see Elizabeth Warren embrace these policies, check the bottom of the page for her staffers contact information.

In Her Own Words

“I believe we need a constitutional amendment that protects the right to vote for every American citizen and makes sure that vote gets counted… We need to put some federal muscle behind that, and we need to repeal every one of the voter suppression laws that is out there.” Source →

“It has been far too long that the monopolies have been making the campaign contributions, have been funding the super-PACs, have been out there making sure their influence is heard and felt in every single decision that gets made in Washington.”

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