President Obama Says We Must “Reduce the Corrosive Influence of Money in Politics”
Washington, D.C. — Following President Obama’s speech in Springfield, Ill. in which he said in order to “better our politics” we must “reduce the corrosive influence of money in politics”, Every Voice released the following statement:
“A vast majority of Americans of all political stripes agree the influence of money in politics is out of control,” said Every Voice president and CEO David Donnelly. “The President’s heightened focus on the issue comes at a time when citizens across the country are coming together to fight for a democracy that works for all of us, not just the wealthy few. Americans would welcome his action on an executive order to require new disclosure, and a concrete agenda on how he plans to tackle these issues.”
President Obama has said he will work with organizations and states across the country to find ways to reduce the influence of money in politics. In 2015, voters in Maine and Seattle overwhelmingly supported ballot initiatives to reign in the influence of wealthy special interests in elections with small-donor driven solutions to empower everyday people, not big donors. More initiatives aimed at reducing the influence of money in politics are in the works for 2016.
Every Voice is a national nonpartisan organization fighting for a democracy that works for everyone. Learn more at everyvoice.org.