The polls show that up to 80% of Americans now support serious campaign finance reform. Republican politicians tend to drag their heels on this matter as they are particularly lobbied by their corporate backers not to change the system. They also believe they hold a financial advantage under the present system. But they haven't heard from an aroused citizenship. As a news broadcast on National Public Radio pointed out, "At both Occupy Wall Street and Tea Party protests, you might hear similar opinions on the 2008 bank bailout, the federal deficit and government spending, and the influence of corporations and money on Congress."
The Occupy movement is srongly behind campaign finance reform. Officially, some of the top Tea Party organizations oppose reform and defend the Citizens United decision, not suprisingly as they are funded by the very wealthy and big corporate donors who also finance election campaigns in order to buy the policies they desire. Still, among the rank and file and even among state-level leaders, there is far more distress about the huge influence of Wall St. and the banks - and not only labor union campaign money - than top Republican Party leaders are willing to acknowledge in public. Thus, the strong support in the polls for a workable fix. Thus also the Fix Our America massive media education campaign to rouse this latent sentiment across the political spectrum and turn it into direct action supporting Constitutional change.