Democracy is undermined in a profound way when we finance campaigns from wealthy interests who contribute to buy excessive political influence. We oppose special interest political action committee (PAC) funding from banks, unions, insurance companies, and other interests--both on the left and right.
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They have made an honorable decision to turn down corrupting campaign cash. We don't need to wait for campaign finance reform. Electing these candidates is a direct action that we can all take to change how campaigns are run and thereby, reduce the influence of big money in politics.
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