In an article entitled "Trevor Potter on the Money in Politics Disaster," Bill Moyers shares why we need to listen to what Trevor Potter has to say on money in politics and his solutions to fix the issue. The article includes excerpts from Mr. Potter's recent speech at the Independent Sector National Conference in Miami, Florida. To see the full article, please visit Bill Moyers' website.
Excerpt taken from the article.
‘The Supreme Court's ruling that corporations and unions may spend unlimited amounts on political causes should be overturned.'
This is, of course, a reference to the 2010 Supreme Court case of Citizens United. Here is another number: 87 percent. Once again, an across-the-board consensus among the American people. Nearly 9 out of 10 — over 80 percent of both major parties — agreed that:
‘Campaign finance should be reformed so that a rich person does not have more influence than a person without money.'
Think about that a moment: 87 percent of Americans think that our campaign finance system should be the exact opposite of what it currently is!
Finally, there is this number: 59 percent of Americans agree with the following statement:
‘The political system is broken — we need to just start over.'