Since the United State Supreme Court decision in Citizens United, Minnesotans have been inundated by untold sums of outside spending in campaigns – spending that is clearly intended to influence their vote but that is not disclosed. This flood of special-interest "dark money" drowns out the voice of ordinary citizens. It makes people less likely to vote and it distorts our public policy. No wonder people feel like the system is rigged against them.
Today, I stood with House DFLers as we unveiled a constitutional amendment that would shine a light on the dark money spent in elections, guaranteeing voters a right to know who is paying to influence their vote. It's time to restore the people's voice!
Read more about it here.
Posted on Fri, February 5, 2016
by Paul Thissen