You may be familiar with the work of Jim Hightower, a writer, commentator and co-editor of The Hightower Lowdown. Hightower is a longtime proponent of Clean Elections, and in this article featured on AlterNet he paints a vivid contrast between the pay-to-play political culture of Washington, DC and the voter-driven politics of empowerment working in cities and states with Clean Elections.
He focuses on the real-world wisdom behind working for Clean Elections -- and notes the work of Public Campaign Action Fund's David Donnelly, who ran the successful campaign to win Clean Elections in Maine. In the end, Hightower advises citizens who are fed up by an unresponsive government and slow, incremental reforms that don't do anything to change the status quo to get behind Clean Elections for cities, states, and for Congress. Couldn't agree more!