Tell Congress: Close the Revolving Door

In 2016, wealthy interests from Wall Street banks to big polluters spent over $2 billion to lobby Congress and the administration. With that money, special interests are hiring recent government officials and public servants who can give them an inside voice in government unavailable to everyday people.

We can take a few easy steps to close the revolving door and stop special interest politics. One of the most important is for Congress to close lobbying loopholes that allow recent government officials to dodge ethics laws that would otherwise prevent them from lobbying for special interests. We're also asking Congress to extend the ban on government officials becoming lobbyists from two to five years. This "cooling off" period prevents lobbyists from influencing former coworkers or affecting policies they helped to create.

Tell your representatives to support these reforms, so that special interests don't continue to have the most powerful voices.