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Why I turned my back on corporate PAC money

Three years ago, I took a big pledge: no more corporate PAC money for my campaign – ever.

You know what? I don't miss it one bit.

Of course, we need money to win elections (and it's why your continued grassroots support is so critical. It pays for our organizing efforts and wages for our staff – the nuts and bolts of our operation.

But for too many politicians, that corporate money is a tantalizing object, offered with a wink and a nod. You scratch my back, and...

This isn't to say that corporations are all bad, or the people who work for them can't do worlds of good for our country. But I think you'll agree with me when I say that big money in politics is poisonous.

And us? We're the antidote.

Which leads me to ask just one question: would you chip in just $3 right now and power our small-dollar effort on to the November election?

After Donald Trump's stinging defeat in 2020, you can bet our opponents (and the big money behind them) are going to go all-out to win and take over the House.

And if they do? Throw any hopes for our progressive plans out the window. And you can say goodbye to the critical investigations into Trump's Big Lie, the January 6 insurrection, and what we need to do to defend our democracy.

This is where we come in. Would you please make a grassroots donation of $3 right now? Together, our small-dollar movement can and will make the difference in this election.

Back to it.


Posted on February 2, 2022.

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Jim McGovern represents the 2nd District of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has earned a national reputation as a tireless advocate for his district and as a champion for food security, human rights, campaign finance reform, social justice and peace.

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