Get Money Out–Maryland, Inc. (GMOM) is a volunteer force seeking to get big money out of our political system and make elections fairer. Policies that have super-majority popular support have not been implemented because big campaign funders demand policies to make themselves even wealthier. We the People must organize to achieve the systemic reforms that would make our democracy work for us.
We are currently working with 29 organizations comprising the For the People - Maryland Coalition to promote democracy, make elections fairer, and strengthen political equality. We have supported statehood for DC, the John R. Lewis Act, the For the People Act, the Freedom to Vote Act, the DISCLOSE Act, and the Electoral Count Reform Act. We are also raising public awareness about the declining esteem amongst the public for the Supreme Court.
Description: Public opinion polls show a sharply declining regard for the Supreme Court as a neutral and independent arbiter. In addition to issuing some highly unpopular decisions, the Court stands accused of ethics violations – failing to recuse when appropriate and receiving lavish gifts and more – and also of encroaching on other institutions and traditions, such as Congress, the Executive, state judiciaries, and legal precedents. Dark money organizations have spent hundreds of millions of dollars to secure the appointments of and to influence the current Justices.
What are the dangers of continuing on the present course? What are the prospects for reform of the Supreme Court? What can Congress accomplish by statute or can reform only happen by Constitutional Amendment? How can citizens play a role in accomplishing needed reforms?
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Go to Costs of Corruption to find out how wealthy individuals and multinational corporations use money in politics, corporate Constitutional rights, and voter suppression to deny working people their fair share–and how much that corruption costs each taxpayer, every year.
GMOM supporters gather after a Maryland House Rules Committee hearing, March 2018. The House went on to pass our Democracy Amendment Resolution by a vote of 94-42.