Voting & Corruption


When Staten Islanders and South Brooklynites can barely afford mortgage payment and healthcare bills, and have egregious daily commute times, Max believes that the government should be on their side, solving these real issues—not on the side of special interests, or billion dollar corporations. It’s time to put government back on the side of the American people. That is why he has made a commitment to fight corruption tooth and nail in Washington, wherever it may be.

He is a proud cosponsor of H.R. 1, one of the strongest anti-corruption bills ever developed. This bill strengthens voting access by creating automatic voter registration, and removes barriers by streamlining absentee voting. Going one step further, H.R. 1 would hold your representatives accountable by guaranteeing donor disclosure and restructuring the Federal Election Commission, making sure your vote goes to the candidate you support, and not to billion-dollar corporations. Max supports this wholeheartedly, and thinks we can do even more.

As one of his first actions in Congress, Max introduced the Lobbyist Loophole Closure Act, which would ensure that lobbyists operating in the shadows at the bidding of special interests are brought to light. When consultants sell access to government officials under the guise of providing “strategic advice,” the American people deserve to know about it. If you act like a lobbyist--and are paid like a lobbyist--you should have to register as a lobbyist, and that is exactly what would happen under Max’s bill.  He’s on a mission to end corruption in Washington and he’s just getting started.