President Obama Tweets Commitment to Work With States and Organizations to Reduce Money in Politics
Washington, D.C. — Every Voice President and CEO David Donnelly responded to President Barack Obama’s tweet about money in politics today:
“We welcome the President’s commitment to working with organizations and states across the country to pass meaningful reforms of the way our elections are financed. Every Voice knows how to win policies like those adopted in Maine and Seattle in 2015—and we look forward to working with the President and the Administration to engage millions of Americans all over the country to accelerate this progress.”
President Obama tweeted:
despite court cases like citizens united ill work with orgs/states across US to find new ways 2 reduce $ in politics https://t.co/fuTdewJcyh
— President Obama (@POTUS) January 14, 2016
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.