DENVER (CBS4) – Rep. Jason Crow is keeping a campaign promise to end the influence of special interests in politics. Crow represents Colorado’s 6th Congressional District.
He’s among the sponsors of a sweeping reform bill called the “We The People Act.” It creates automatic voter registration and ends gerrymandering.READ MORE: Pediatrician Drawing Support For Push To Get Students Back In The Classroom
The bill also eliminates dark money in politics by requiring super PACs to disclose their donors. Crow was one of the first candidates in the 2018 election to refuse corporate PAC money.READ MORE: COVID In Colorado: Gov. Jared Polis Envisions A 'Very Close To Normal' Summer
“People, overwhelming, across the country are standing up saying ‘We don’t feel the government works for us.’ Trust with their elected officials is at an all-time low right now, and it’s at an all-time low for good reason because of the money in system. I’m going to push hard, we’re going to take a stand, we’re on right side of history here,” Crow said.MORE NEWS: Aurora City Council Questions Panelists About Elijah McClain Independent Review
The bill also bars members of Congress from serving on corporate boards and requires presidential candidates to disclose their tax returns.