Presidential Candidates Lay Out Plans To Fix Democracy At Iowa Forum

HuffPost will be moderating a discussion with six of the Democratic candidates about campaign finance reform, voting rights and other issues.

Things in Washington aren’t working right now.

Ten years ago, the Supreme Court opened the floodgates on political spending, giving outsize influence to corporations and wealthy donors who often face no accountability because their contributions are allowed to remain secret.

Today, not surprisingly, Americans have less and less trust in government. A majority see corruption as a significant problem and want major changes to the political system.

But what would those changes look like? And is it even possible to make them happen?

On Sunday, Jan. 19, at 3:00 p.m. Central time in Des Moines, Iowa, HuffPost’s Kevin Robillard and I will be talking with six of the Democratic presidential candidates ― Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Mnn.), Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, entrepreneur Andrew Yang and former Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) ― about their plans to address the dominance of big money in politics, protect the right to vote, ensure fair courts and create a democracy that the American people believe works for them.

The We The People 2020: Protecting our Democracy a Decade After Citizens United forum will be sponsored by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Common Cause, End Citizens United Action Fund, MoveOn Political Action, NAACP, People For the American Way, Progress Iowa and Public Citizen.

The candidates will present their plans for structural change and will take questions both from the moderators and the audience.

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