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Stop the next Citizens United

Public views of the Citizens United v. Federal...

Public views of the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sequels are almost always worse than the originals.

Just in case the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United wasn’t bad enough, they’re gearing up for Citizens United 2.0. 

The case is McCutcheon vs. FEC, and it could open up an even bigger flow of spending in our elections.

In the last election, special interest groups spent tens of millions of dollars in Ohio. The very last thing we need is even more money flooding our election process.

Show the Supreme Court where you stand.

Right-wing billionaires and special interest groups are doing everything they can to rig our election process. They want a campaign finance system with no limits, no regulations.

But democracy wasn’t built on the principle that those with the most cash should have the most influence. Middle class families don’t have a million dollars to donate to spend. Yet it is their voices, and their issues, that desperately need to be heard the most.

This case could destroy common-sense safeguards that keep money out of our election process. Citizens United was step one. McCutcheon could be step two. If we sit back and let this happen, where will it end?

 

We’ve already seen what happens when you unleash waves of spending into elections with Citizens United. This tragedy for our democracy doesn’t need an Act II.

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