Gillibrand Wants to Give Every Voter $600 Toward Campaigns

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand unveiled her plan Wednesday to give each voter $600 worth of “Democracy Dollars” to be donated to federal political candidates of their choice in their state.

As part of her “Clean Elections Plan,” the Democrat presidential hopeful said the “Democracy Dollars” aim for the removal of big money in politics by making politicians less dependent on wealthy donors.

“By providing ‘Democracy Dollars’ to eligible voters, and making politicians swear off donations of more than $200 to receive them, we can empower hard-working Americans, and dwarf the power of any billionaire’s Super PAC,” Gillibrand said in a statement