Washington is wired to work for the big guys, the ones who can hire armies of lobbyists and lawyers. It is essential that we find ways to counteract the effects of Citizens United, the Supreme Court case that authorized the big corporations who have been openly gaming the system in Washington to gain an even bigger advantage by funding - often anonymously - political advertisements. This decision was a corporate end-run around bipartisan campaign finance reform.
We need to put Washington on the side of middle class families again. Fixing the system is going to take better disclosure rules, some kind of public funding system for elections, serious action to reverse Citizens United, and most importantly, people across the Commonwealth and the country pushing for a democracy in which everyone's voice is heard.