From the Green Party of the United States:
This morning the Supreme Court released its decision in the McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission case, striking down current limits on the amount an individual donor may contribute to political campaigns.
The majority of the justices decided that the right to free speech includes the right to spend money on political campaigns.
Although reasonable campaign finance rules had already been gutted by the 2010 Citizens United decision, today's decision reinforces the idea that money is speech and the richest 1% of Americans should have the right to buy and sell limitless political influence.
In contrast, the Green Party continues to work for a truly democratic electoral system including public financing of federal, state, and local elections. We support a Constitutional amendment declaring that corporations are NOT persons and money is NOT speech. Finally, it is important to have a vigorous, well-funded government watchdog empowered to enforce federal campaign laws.
The Green Party is working to overturn the new regime of corporate elections. Citizens United allowed unlimited spending on independent campaigning, and now McCutcheon has struck down more limits on contributions to candidates and elected officials. Join us as we work to end the madness!