A new Supreme Court Case, McCutcheon v. FEC, might just worsen the amount of money in the political system
The Supreme Court will soon rule on the case McCutcheon v. FEC, which will decide how much individuals are legally allowed to donate to campaigns and candidates.
As Demos notes in their report, if the Court rules in favor of McCutcheon, a wealthy businessman from Alabama, individuals will be able to donate $3.5 million, instead of the previous $123,200, to their preferred candidates and party.
The American people are already skeptical of corruption in the government, and increasing the influence of hyper-wealthy donors will not solve the problem.
Demos found that in 2012, about 1,200 donors gave more than 50% in total contributions to the Romney and Obama campaigns– more than 4 million grassroots donors contributed combined!
Why You Should Care
Elected officials are too often influenced by the policy desires of their big donors, which are not always aligned with the majority of people.
The Court must rule in favor of the FEC to hold the line and the influence of money in the political process. If you agree, click here to take action.
Hat tip to Demos for the work — click through below to read more.