The time has come.
Today marks the launch of an interesting new bi-partisan campaign to get corporate money out of U.S. politics. Two new sites - Represent.Us and AntiCorruptionAct.org - contain lots of information about the effort, so I'll only scratch the surface in boiling down the elements of the American Anti-Corruption Act:
1) Stop the Bribery - ban lobbyists from donating to politicians or otherwise lavishing them with 'freebies' to influence decision-making.
2) End Secret Money - require full transparency and disclosure of donors who contribute to politicians via bundlers.
3) People Over PACs - impose strict limits on PACs, and give voters an annual $100 tax rebate to spend supporting the candidate or party of their choice.
Why? Well, here's a short video explaining why you should care about this and why you should tell everyone you know to support it as well.
If you're interested in getting involved, become a citizen co-sponsor of the Anti-Corruption Act now, and spread the word far and wide.