Mike believes it’s critically important, now more than ever, that we strengthen accountability and transparency in government and campaigns. He also believes that we must protect the truth, defend our democracy and put our country over our political party.
Since he began campaigning in March of 2017, Mike has not accepted a dime of corporate PAC money and is proud to have the continued endorsement of End Citizens United.
One of the first bills Mike supported in Congress was the For the People Act, which would expand voting rights, secure our election system against foreign interference, and remove the corrupting influence of “dark money” from American politics. He also signed on to legislation to restore the Voting Rights Act of 1965, make elections more transparent, and make sure every eligible voter can participate in our elections.
Mike also cosponsored the No Pensions for Corrupt Politicians Act to exclude Members of Congress from receiving retirement benefits if the member is convicted of specified campaign finance violations relating to the use of campaign funds for personal use, including conspiracy to commit such an offense.
Mike believes that Congress has a responsibility to secure our election systems against foreign interference and prevent further attempts by foreign powers to influence the results of our elections. He supported $425 million that was allocated in the 2020 appropriations package for election security.
Mike will continue to fight for more transparency and accountability in Washington.