Money in Politics

The system we have now can only lead to less democracy and bad outcomes for the environment. And it will put more and more wealth in the hands of fewer and fewer people.

We need to get big money out of politics and restore our democracy. Election of public officials should not be based on their ability to raise money or to spend money. The current pattern (based on the so-called “Citizens United” decision by the Supreme Court,) is a distortion of the intent of the First Amendment. Legislating and policy-making has come to be based on who is willing or able to pay for outcome, and not on the public good.

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