Ways to Perfect Our Democracy
Katrina Vanden Heuvel, editor of The Nation, offers the Fair Elections Now Act as a way to help perfect our democracy. "These are a series of issues all related by the empowerment of ordinary voters in a democracy," says Nick Nyhart, dedicated campaign finance reformer, Public Campaign CEO, and occasional Nation contributor. With Obama in office and a Democratic congress, "a number of these issues go from existing on the drawing boards to actually existing in practice," Nyhart says. "They go from hopes to actual possibilities." Campaign finance reform is one of those possibilities."