Calling the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United v. FEC decision one of the most irresponsible in history, Jon is fighting back against outside special interests that try to influence Montana's elections.
Since the days of the Copper Kings, Montana has rejected the notion that our democracy is for sale. In 2012, nearly 75 percent of Montanans voted to say that corporations should not be able to spend unlimited amounts of money trying to influence our elections.
As a result, Jon is sponsoring multiple bills to shine a light on the dark money groups that tries to influence our elections-including a Constitutional Amendment that overturns Citizens United and declares once and for all that corporations aren't people.
Jon also voluntarily files his campaign finance reports online, which increases transparency and saves taxpayers money.
Jon is following in the footsteps of the Montanans who over a century ago told corporations that our elections aren't for sale, and he will work with anyone who is willing to clean up the nation's broken campaign finance system and return our democracy to the people.
September 14, 2021| View More
Tester Introduces Critical Voting Rights Legislation Aimed at Defending Montanans’ Right to Vote, Cleaning Up Elections
Freedom to Vote Act maintains local control of voting systems while shining a light on dark money in politics
February 3, 2021| View More
U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) along with U.S. Rep. David Price (D-N.C.) today are reintroducing their Spotlight Act to shine a light on dark money political donors and hold the government accountable to enforce our nation's campaign finance laws. This legislation is also supported by Senators …
January 21, 2021| View More
On 11th Anniversary of Citizens United Decision, Tester Reaffirms Commitment to Cleaning Up Dark Money in Politics
On the 11th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision that turned on the spigot of dark money in elections, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today reaffirmed his commitment to fighting the corrosive influence of dark money and announced he will reintroduce his legislation aimed at reforming our broken campaign …
November 17, 2020| View More
U.S. Senator Jon Tester today released the following statement after voting against Judy Shelton’s nomination to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors:
March 9, 2020| View More
With foreign interference in U.S. elections posing an imminent threat to American democracy, U.S. Senator Jon Tester is backing legislation that would increase transparency in digital advertising, require campaigns to report interference to federal authorities and close loopholes that allow foreign nationals to contribute to campaigns.