“We must make our choice. We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.” ¬†Justice Louis Brandeis

To persuade ... raise your hand and ask elected officials and candidates the right question

Asking elected officials and candidates about their acceptance of campaign contributions from wealthy corporate special interests accomplishes important goals: 

  • It communicates both to elected officials and candidates (and voters!) that voters are concerned about the corrosive influence of big money in politics — and that may cause the candidate to decide to reject such campaign contributions
  • The question, itself, and the answer, can inform other voters about the elected official’s or candidate’s receipt of campaign contributions from wealthy special interests … and may cause voters to change their views about the elected official or candidate
  • The question, itself, can do something very important: help demonize campaign contributions from wealthy special interests