Don’t vote for candidates who take corporate cash
February 27, 2018
I see the "Do Something" movement has followed the lead of the climate change and opioid epidemic movements and vowed to not vote for any candidate that takes money from the NRA.
In its People's Climate Justice Platform, 350.org has asked its candidates to "not take money from the fossil fuel industry," and with the opioid epidemic people are focusing on the pharmaceutical industry (hear that, Sen. Bennett).
If you're looking for an organization that is seeking an overall limit on campaign contributions, check out American Promise (americanpromise.net.). They're trying to overturn the outrageous 2014 U.S. Supreme Court Citizen's United decision (McCutcheon v. FEC) which basically put our government up for sale.
Corporations or wealthy individuals can buy influence with our elected representatives with unlimited campaign donations. Rich people should not be allowed to contribute any more than the middle class can and corporations should be outright banned. Corporations are not people.
This is what a grassroots movement is all about. Most of us can't fight big money with dollars. We can only fight them with votes. They can give their candidates all the money they want and we'll just not vote for them.
Fred Malo Jr.
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