Campaign Finance & Corruption

Zephyr Teachout is a nationally recognized leader in the fight against corruption in government. She’s stood up to powerful interests and raised up the voices of those left behind by our broken political system.

Recent water contamination crises in local communities like Hoosick Falls and Petersburgh are an urgent reminder that the chemical industry’s domination of federal policy, at the expense of water quality, has put the safety of our drinking water at risk. She’ll bring that fight to Congress by:

  • Fighting for public financing of elections.
  • Working every day to overturn Citizens United.
  • Closing the “revolving door,” in which elected representatives and senior staff sell off their legislative power for high-paying lobbying jobs. Stop them from negotiating jobs while in office, and once they leave, bar them from all lobbying activity for several years.