“We, the people” recently had a very bad week. On March 28, the approved New York state budget once again failed to meaningfully address campaign finance issues. And on April 2, in its McCutcheon decision, the Supreme Court further opened the floodgates for big money to swamp our democracy.
Who doubts the corrosive and corrupting influence of torrents of campaign cash in elections and government decision-making?
Each of us needs to speak out against the undue power of moneyed individuals and corporations in our democracy. We must tell our representatives in Albany and Congress — by voice and by vote — that we demand action for meaningful campaign finance reform.