Speakers denounced the 2010 “Citizens United” decision, which opened the floodgates for corporate (and, to a lesser extent, union) donations to political action committees.
“Get the money out of politics!” chanted members of nearly two dozen organizations in Love Park.
It is clear that Democrats have shown a greater propensity to spend money wisely with their campaigns and allied groups. At the end of the day, that is what America needs.
Sheldon Adelson, the largest foreign investor in China, has invested tens of millions of dollars in influencing the 2012 election and has vowed to spend $100 million to put his thumb on the scale for Mitt Romney in November.
In right wing politics, ALEC serves as the nexus between corporations and aspiring Republicans always eager to find access to additional campaign cash.
Saying they want to limit corporate influence on American elections, about a hundred demonstrators took to the streets of center city Philadelphia on Friday afternoon in an attempt to gather support for a Constitutional amendment.