After the passage of health care, one of the top priorities in Congress now is campaign finance reform. Congress must close the floodgates of big money into our elections after the Supreme Court legalized unlimited political spending by corporations.1
Unfortunately, some Democrats are already calling for a small potatoes bill that will NOT rein in big corporate spending. That's because under the proposed bill, most corporations would only be required to report how many millions they spend—not curtail it in any way.2 Corporate spending would still skyrocket.
We created this chart as a handy, visual way to make this point. But we need your help to spread the word. If enough people see why the "transparency-only" plan won't work, we can convince Congress to go for real reform, like the Fair Elections Now Act.3 Click this link to forward the chart via email, share it on Facebook, or post it on Twitter:
Thanks for all you do.
–Steven, Ilyse, Peter, Lenore, and the rest of the team
Sources:1. "Poll: Large majority opposes Supreme Court's decision on campaign financing," The Washington Post, February 17, 2010
2. "Breaking: Congress's response to Citizens United," Fix Congress First, February 11, 2010
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