Elissa Slotkin on Government Reform



Doesn't accept corporate contributions to her campaign

Key messages: Slotkin emphasized her service in the CIA and said her work for the George W. Bush and Barack Obama national security teams proved she could work across party lines to serve the district's best interest.

Slotkin said she was not beholden to Democratic leaders or corporate special interests. She said she would not support Nancy Pelosi as House Democratic leader or accept corporate contributions to her campaign.

Source: Ballotpedia 2018 Congress MI-8 Key Message election analysis , Oct 9, 2018

We should be making it easier to legally vote, not harder

Q: What federal policies do you support regarding campaign funding and voting rights?

Elissa Slotkin: Political gerrymandering and our current campaign finance laws are two of the clearest factors contributing to political dysfunction today. Much of this can be traced back to the U.S. Supreme Court decision that allowed corporate money to flood into our system through political action committees (PACs). That's why I made a commitment to not accept corporate PAC money, and if elected, I will work on campaign finance reform legislation within my first year in Congress. Voting rights are fundamental to our democracy. We should be making it easier to legally vote, not harder. This should never be a partisan issue.

Source: League of Women Voters Q&A on 2018 Congress MI-8 election , Sep 9, 2018

PVS:Regulate campaign donations from corporations.

Slotkin supports the PVS survey question on regulating campaign donations

Project Vote Smart inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Campaign Finance: Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?' PVS self-description: "The Political Courage Test provides voters with positions on key issues. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."

Source: PVS Survey 18PVS-16 on Aug 1, 2018

Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access.

Slotkin voted YEA For the People Act of 2019