Remember when, some months ago, I said that a big part of America's problem was that corporations have successfully passed themselves off as citizens? Well, the Supreme Court appears to suffer from that same delusion. Hence I am reprinting the following email:
Yesterday, the Supreme Court announced a disastrous rollback of campaign finance laws. Their 5-4 decision gives corporations free rein to spend unlimited amounts of money on elections.
It's a horrible decision. But we can undo some of the damage if Congress passes public financing of elections, which would give progressives and populists who don't have industry backing the ability to compete.
I just signed a petition urging Congress to pass public financing of elections quickly--can you join me at the link below?