Sign the Care2 petition below to join Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Ben Cohen’s call to get money out of politics!
One hand washes the other in this capitalist circle jerk of greed, selfishness, ignorance and indifference masquerading as “representative democracy” and it won’t stop until our so-called “elected representatives” have to answer to “We, The People” rather than the billionaires who fund their political careers.
In other words, money in politics is the root of the evil, and the destroyer of the dream of democracy our founders fought a revolution to entrust to us. Our government won’t ever reach the ideals we laid out for ourselves to promote the GENERAL WELFARE until we eradicate the eradicate the cancer of greed from our body politics.
Targeting the US Congress and US Presidential Candidates, his Care2.com petition states, “Our representatives spend up to half their day raising money for re-election rather than representing ‘we the people.’ As a result, the microscopic fraction of the American population who can afford to donate gobs of cash are granted undue access and influence. That’s why we have got to get money out of politics.
The 2016 election might be the first $5 BILLION presidential election. That is a staggering figure. We must stand together to put the power back in the vote, not the dollar. We will not stand for any more greed, and we will not stand for big money determining the present and future of our country. It’s time to take democracy back.
Headed by Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream, we are an open source tactic that supports local and state campaign finance reform, national reforms and a constitutional amendment that states: 1) Corporations are not people and 2) Money is not speech.
Please join us by signing this petition in support of a Constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and get big money out of politics!“