Issue Position: Campaign Finance Reform

Issue Position

Date: Jan. 1, 2018

Chris Pappas has introduced a "Homegrown Campaign Pledge" that would obligate CD1 Democratic candidates who sign on to guarantee a majority of donors be from New Hampshire. Pappas, a lifelong New Hampshire resident, fourth-generation small business owner, and local elected leader, is urging his primary opponents to join him in this effort to curb out-of-state influence in our elections. The pledge would ensure that candidates focus their fundraising on the people of the First District who will be affected by the decisions made on their behalf in Washington.

Over 70% of Chris Pappas's campaign donors are from New Hampshire. The "Homegrown Campaign Pledge" is part of his comprehensive platform to "Get Money out of Politics" and restore decency and integrity in Washington by putting power back in the hands of the people. Chris has also pledged not to accept corporate PAC money.

Pappas's full plan to curb the corrupting influence of money in politics also includes support for:

Demanding disclosure and transparency by expanding the rules for publicly traded companies, dark money groups, and social welfare organizations

Closing loopholes that currently prohibit some actors from contributing to political campaigns but allow them to contribute to PACs

Supporting Representative John Sarbanes's 'Government by the People' Act to incentivize small dollar donations

Backing the Get Foreign Money Out of U.S. Elections Act legislation to to expand the ban on foreign money in our political system to include all foreign-owned-and-controlled domestic organizations

Co-sponsoring a Constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizens United