to the Illinois General Assembly today, President Obama called for broad democracy reform, including reducing barriers to voting, implementing automatic voter registration, changing the way our districts are drawn, and seeking reasonable limits on the influence of “dark money” and big donors on America’s elections.
“We have to build a better politics,” the president said. “We can’t move forward if all we do is tear each other down.”
In its Democracy Agenda
, released last week, the Brennan Center for Justice outlined concrete steps our next president, Congress, and states can take to boost voter participation and build the better democracy President Obama envisioned in his speech.