We won’t have a government that’s truly by and for the people until we break the grip of corporate money over our politics. That’s why Michiganders are working hard to pass a constitutional amendment that would make corporations follow a simple rule: they must publicly disclose their political donations.
Big corporations and Lansing politicians are already lining up to stop this, with nasty personal attacks and lies claiming it would “restrict business participation in elections.” But this amendment doesn’t prevent involvement in elections – it just brings a little sunshine to our political process. Anyone opposed to that just wants to keep us in the dark about corporate money in politics.
Corporations and the super rich have been consolidating their influence over our political process for years – now they’re even saying they have an “insufficient influence” on the political process. But hardworking Michiganders are standing up and saying we need government by and for the people, not bought and paid for by secret corporate interests.
Corporations are not people and money can’t own speech. No one should have to explain this. It’s bad enough that corporations already spend millions on lobbyists to influence Lansing politicians. Corporations should not be able to control our elections, too. A constitutional amendment is necessary to expose the undue influence big business has over Michigan elections, so Lansing will start making decisions based on what’s best for regular Michiganders, not corporations’ bottom line.