Campaign Finance Reform

Click the video above to watch Rep. Tulsi Gabbard's speech at the 2018 Unrig the System Summit


The disproportionate power of moneyed interests to influence public policy and election outcomes is deeply concerning.  The high cost of campaigns and the perception that elected officials are beholden to special interests undermines the electoral process and contributes to public cynicism.  Tulsi is committed to leveling the playing field so that the voices of all Americans are heard.  A healthy democracy thrives only when its citizenry is informed and engaged.  By increasing civic participation, collectively we can build a brighter, more sustainable future for everyone.

Tulsi has cosponsored legislation like the Government By the People Act, to promote citizen-led, grassroots-funded campaigns.  To encourage the participation of more Americans, the bill would provide a $25 refundable tax credit for participating in the funding of campaigns.  It would also match contributions up to $150 at a six to one ratio to boost the power of small donations, and establish a Freedom from Influence Matching Fund (FIMF) program. 

Tulsi is working to stop Super PACs from dominating our elections and drown out the voices of voters. She is continuing to work to overturn Citizens United and curtail the unlimited flow of “big” money from Super PACs that degrades the integrity of our democracy and distorts our electoral process.

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April 10, 2019 Press Release
Washington, DC—Today, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) voted to pass H.R.1644, the Save the Internet Act. She is an original cosponsor of the bill. The Act would undo the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality, and includes enhanced transparency protections, restoring specific rules against blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization.
January 9, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 9th, 2018 - Congressman Mike Gallagher and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard are joining a high-profile list of speakers for the Unri

December 19, 2017 Page

I hope that you and your loved ones are well as we head into Christmas and New Years! There’s still a lot going on in Washington. Here’s a quick update: 

Last week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to repeal net neutrality regulations which were put in place to protect fair and equal access to the Internet. I spoke out strongly against this decision which benefits the bottom line for major corporations on the backs of the people.  

December 14, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC—Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today released the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to repeal Title II net neutrality regulations protecting open, fair, and equal Internet access:

August 3, 2016 Press Release

This evening, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) participated in a panel on ‘Ethics in Politics’ sponsored by the University of Hawaiʻi William S. Richardson School of Law and Shidler College of Business. The panel explored various topics related to campaign finance reform, government ethics, money in politics, and more. The Congresswoman shared the panel with U.S. Senator Brian Schatz, State Senator Les Ihara, and Melissa Pavlicek.

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