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Monday, June 27, 2011

REACTION: Common Cause President: "Not The Death Knell Of Public Financing"

Reaction to the Supreme Court's decision today striking down the matching funds provisions of Arizona's Clean Elections campaign financing continues to come in.  Common Cause headlines their post on the opinion by claiming that the Supreme Court sided with "Big Money Again".


Statement by Common Cause President Bob Edgar:


“This is not the death knell of public financing. This ruling affects only one mechanism of public financing, and there are numerous ways to fix it. Today, in the wake of Citizens United, it is more critical than ever that we change the way we pay for our elections by moving to a small donor system that gives the public a voice back in our government. Nothing short of our democracy is at stake.”








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