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Our Power and Theirs

By Mike Andrew 

On April 2, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission that political donors should be able to give maximum donations of $2,600 to as many candidates as they want.

Together with their previous ruling in the Citizens United case, this puts the Supreme Court squarely on the side of the 1%.

I don’t know about you, but I rarely have so much money to spend that I can donate $2,600 to even one candidate, much less have to decide whether to fund 50 candidates or 100.

Money is the power of the 1%. We can’t compete with that. They know it, we know it, and the Supreme Court knows it.

Working people have our own source of power. It’s no secret. There are a lot more of us than there are of them.

Out job is to harness our power by bringing together like-minded people and getting ourselves organized.

That’s why PSARA’s membership campaign is so important. We can build a real alternative to the power of the 1%.

It will take some work to do it, but we’ll give you all the support you need. Use the coupon below to renew your membership, or give a membership to a neighbor or friend.

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