Defending Democratic Institutions:

Accountability and Campaign Finance Reform

America’s democratic institutions and norms must be defended. One of Jason’s proudest accomplishments is leading paratroopers in combat for this country. Wearing the American flag on his shoulder and fighting for America is something that left a lasting mark on his life and values. When he came home, Jason continued his dedication to democratic values as a lawyer.  Defending our democratic institutions and meeting these goals begins with ensuring accountability by our elected officials, fighting for campaign finance reform, and ending gerrymandering that disenfranchises American voters and protects career politicians.

Trust and Accountability in Government

We are now faced with unprecedented challenges to our institutions and democratic norms.  The Republican majority in Congress is refusing to exercise oversight over the executive branch, utterly failing to play the role our Constitution requires. Mike Coffman is standing on the sidelines, empowering this administration’s flouting of ethics, laws, and basic truth. Jason will protect our country at home just as he did while fighting abroad. Protecting our democratic institutions begins with reforms that will increase the trust that Americans place in their elected officials and in their government.

In Congress, Jason will fight to:

  • Investigate and respond to foreign government meddling into U.S. elections and conflicts of interest by government officials
  • Revoke pensions from Members of Congress found guilty of crimes or who resign to avoid investigation into various abuses such as sexual misconduct
  • Prevent Members of Congress from using taxpayer funds to settle claims against them

Campaign Finance Reform

Our campaign finance system is broken. Unaccountable money is flooding our system, making anonymous donors and dark money more powerful than American voters. This must end. That’s why Jason pledged not to take corporate PAC money and will work to reform our campaign finance system. Mike Coffman, on the other hand, has taken almost $2 million in corporate PAC money.

In Congress, Jason will fight to:

  • Support legislation that will address Citizens United and court decisions that have increased the power of money in politics
  • Require dark money groups to disclose their donors if they engage in campaign activity
  • Require dark money groups to disclose who is paying for television campaign ads