Testimony: Taking Back Our Democracy: Responding to Citizens United and the Rise of Super PACs

July 24, 2012



This testimony reads, in part, 'Super PACs have transformed our elections into the sport of kings. Billionaires and corporations are pooling unlimited sums of money into joint accounts, pledging astronomical sums in support of or opposition to candidates, and recklessly drowning out the voices of the American people. These corporations and mega donors are motivated by an expectation of influence and access, often at the expense of the public interest. We cannot afford to auction off our vibrant democracy to the highest bidder.'

READ: Testimony: Taking Back Our Democracy: Responding to Citizens United and the Rise of Super PACs


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