Up To Us

Byron Williams, an Oakland-based pastor and writer contributes this column to The Huffington Post on the Fair Elections Now Act. Williams voiced his support for FENA in an April column on HuffPo, and he's not shy about putting the ball in the voters' court when it comes to pressing for this kind of change.

He mentions Congress' declining poll numbers, escalating campaign costs, and the sad reality that no matter how dedicated an elected official may be to changing the campaign finance system he or she will have to play the fundraising game until a viable alternative is available. The responsibility for pushing for that alternative he places largely with us, the voters:


If the electorate is unwilling to demand change, rest assured the legions of lobbyists and wealthy special interests will pay for the privilege of maintaining the status quo.

 

Hey, you know what to do.