Sequels are almost always worse than the originals.
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.
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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