Jay Gonzalez on Government Reform
Special interests and big money have no place in elections
Special interests and big money have no place in our elections. As Governor, I will work to curtail the influence of moneyed interests in politics and increase disclosure requirements that will bolster transparency around how campaigns and outside
groups raise and spend their funds. I support passage of a federal constitutional amendment that will expressly permit Congress and states to regulate campaign contributions and expenditures, including corporate contributions.
I am proud to be one of the first candidates in the country to sign the American Promise pledge to use my office to advance this amendment. I also propose creating new disclosure requirements for donors to independent expenditure groups and closing
existing loopholes in state campaign finance laws that allow special interests & big donors to exert undue influence. I'm the only candidate that has published a detailed campaign finance reform policy that includes these and other proposals.
Source: ORMA questionnaire on 2018 Massachusetts governor race
, Dec 20, 2017
Strong campaign finance policies ensure democracy's promise
Let's aim high on campaign finance reform. "We the people" is a cornerstone of our American political identity. America is its people. But we know that our democracy is not self-fulfilling. It takes us, all of us, to breathe life into it and protect it.
We cannot take it for granted.
Our collective well-being depends on a strong, healthy and responsive democratic government. We need to aim high to ensure that our elections and government are open and responsive to all of us.
We need to make it easier for regular people to impact elections and policy, and to participate equally in the political process, regardless of their income and resources.
We need strong campaign finance policies to ensure that our democracy
fulfills its promise to each and every one of us, to the people. Unfortunately, the current system for funding elections falls far short of the ideal, both nationally and right here in Massachusetts.
Source: 2018 Massachusetts gubernatorial campaign website jay4ma.com
, Dec 12, 2017
Supports same-day voter registration
The Cambridge Dems asked for stances on charter schools, sanctuary cities/states, the millionaire's tax, and money in politics (Not every candidate was asked about every issue):
Source: Politico.com on 2018 Massachusetts governor race
, Feb 1, 2017
Warren supports extending Newton's newly passed "welcoming ordinance" across the entire state but stopped short of supporting a full-on sanctuary state designation.
Massie is for same-day voter registration and is "not for expanding charter schools at a huge rate," and didn't support Question 2.
Wolf supports becoming a sanctuary state and pursuing additional taxes beyond the millionaire's tax.
- Gonzalez supports same-day voter registration, and believes single-payer health care "needs to be on the table."
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