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Why I swore off corporate PAC money

Our system is rigged for those on top. We have economic policies that favor the rich and inaction on climate change despite all the evidence of its impact, and people rightly wonder who politicians are working for.

I never want anyone to have to wonder who I am working for, so four years ago today, I decided to swear off corporate PAC money for good.

And I've never looked back.

A government of the people and for the people should be funded by the people, which is why I rely on grassroots donations from people like you. Will you donate $3 now and help support our movement?

After the disastrous Citizens United decision, dark money has poured into our elections. And we've seen the rise of Super PACS, political action committees that can take unlimited donations from people or corporations to spend on behalf of candidates.

Of course, it takes money to win elections, and not all corporations are bad (and people who work for them have and will do amazing things). But I think you'll agree when I say that big money in politics is poisonous. There are always strings attached.

In 2022, grassroots movements around the country turned the "red wave" into a mere pink splash. Together, we are more powerful than any corporate special interest.

Would you please make a grassroots donation of $3? Our small-dollar movement can and will make a difference in the next election. We've got to start now.

Back to it.


Posted on February 2, 2023.

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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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