Green Party National Press Release on Mc Cutcheon

  • Green Party blasts Supreme Court's ruling on campaign contributions, calls for public campaign financing
  • Date
    2014-04-05 00:00:00
  • Location
    Washington, DC
  • PR Content
    GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES
    http://www.gp.org

    For Immediate Release:
    Saturday, April 5, 2014
    Ian was mentioned in this release.

The ruling's permission for unlimited aggregate spending on candidates and parties will allow wealthy contributors and powerful corporations far more influence over the Democratic and Republican parties, especially over their platforms and approval of candidates.

"It is ironic that the First Amendment couldn't protect Occupy protesters while they were literally raising their voices on behalf of the 99% of Americans who cannot afford to make large contributions to candidates and elected officials, but silently writing checks for millions is now protected as free speech," said Ian Schlakman, candidate for the Green Party's nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives in Maryland, 2nd District (http://www.ian42.com).

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