For Immediate Release

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"I’m not running for Washington to change me, I'm running to change Washington," says Democratic Congressional Candidate Richard Reichard as he outlines his plans to fight money's negative impact on our Democracy. 

Campaign Finance Press Conference 

12:15 p.m. Wednesday May 25, 2016

Outside the Staten Island Board of Elections 1 Edgewater Plaza

 

(Staten Island May 23, 2016) "I’m not running for Washington to change me, I'm running to change Washington," says Democratic Congressional Candidate Richard Reichard (NY11, Staten Island & South Brooklyn) as he outlines his plans to fight big money's negative impact on our Democracy.  He will propose solutions to reform our current broken campaign finance system at a 12:15 Wednesday May 25, 2016 press conference outside the Staten Island Board of Elections at 1 Edgewater Plaza.

 

According to Reichard, our "pay to play" system concerns the majority of the country.  "The American people overwhelmingly support campaign finance reform.  They believe that money has too much influence in political campaigns and in our law making."

 

The Citizen's United Supreme Court ruling dramatically increased money's influence on the election and legislative process.  Reichard supports overturning Citizen's United with a constitutional amendment restoring federal and state government's authority to regulate campaign spending by individuals and groups, particularly for profit corporations and well healed special interests. 

 

"I support legislation to amend the constitution to restore Congress and States' power to regulate and limit fundraising and campaign spending by candidates and individuals and prohibit legal entities such as corporations and heavily funded special interests from spending money to influence elections and policy.". 

 

The time members of Congress spend "dialing for dollars" while in the Capital allegedly doing the people's business appalls Reichard and he wants to end this practice.  "While their constituents are required to devote all their workday to their employer, members of Congress devote three to five hours a day while in Washington, not doing the people's business but working the phones to raise campaign funds. I support legislation prohibiting members of Congress from soliciting campaign contributions on days Congress is in session."

 

About Richard Reichard:  Richard Reichard is the Democratic candidate for Congress in NY's 11th Congressional District spanning Staten Island and parts of Southern Brooklyn.  He is running to create jobs by investing in infrastructure and new technology, protect Social Security, Medicare and the environment, make college more affordable and curtail big money's influence, promising to not let Washington change him, but to change Washington.

 

An issues wonk, he is a former president of the Staten Island Democratic Association (SIDA) and is a retired NYC Department of Finance human resources director.

 

For more information, visit richardreichard.com or email info@richardreichard.com

 

 

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