Gabriel Brian Franco "For Political Revolution"
Independent Candidate for NJ District 2
Committed to #GetMoneyOut of politics
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Gabriel Brian Franco
"For Political Revolution"
As a lawyer I swore an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution and I’m running for Congress because the Democracy established by it, is at risk.
In the second week of April, I marched to the U.S. Capitol with thousands of other Americans demanding that Congress stop taking legalized bribes and recognize that this government belongs to us, the American People. We did this because it’s increasingly evident that the United States of America is turning away from Democracy. Our congressional leaders vote according to the demands of their donors, not to the will of “We the People” and ours is now a society where only a small few have representation in Congress. That is not democracy, it's oligarchy. It’s not what our forefathers fought and died for, it’s not what our Constitution was crafted to protect and it is not the government of a free people.
I'm running to end the political corruption and make Congress work for PEOPLE instead of special interests.
RESTORE DEMOCRACY: CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM
At the root of nearly every dysfunction in American government and politics is our broken campaign finance system and unless we fix that by taking money out of politics, nothing else will matter. Our campaign doesn't have a Super-PAC and we won't accept money from the likes of Big Pharma, Wall Street or the Private Prison industry. Once in office I will push for Congress to enact the American Anti-Corruption Act and push for a Constitutional Amendment that forever bars Politicians from selling out the American People.
RESTORE THE MIDDLE CLASS: END CORPORATE WELFARE AND SAVE SOCIAL SECURITY
Working families are the life's blood of our country's economy. But moneyed interests have devastated the middle class by lobbying for trade agreements that ship jobs overseas, tax loopholes that take money out of the economy and federal subsidies and bailouts that shift tax burdens onto working families. And now they're trying to cut social security too so that they get lower taxes while the rest of us pay more and receive less. I will support legislation to undo disastrous free trade agreements, bring jobs back home, end corporate welfare and protect social security at all costs.
MAKE EVERY VOICE COUNT
Our liberty is predicated on the fundamental principle that we are all created equal and that one person means one vote. But partisan politics and political gamesmanship has disenfranchised and divided us all. Worse yet, The Supreme Court has gutted the Voting Rights Act and all over the country state governments are passing legislation solely intended to suppress the vote. Once elected I will work to amend the Voting Rights Act, prevent Un-American voter suppression and end political gerrymandering.