Supremes' ruling underscores need for Fair Elections Acts


Text by Sarah Phelan

Daniel Newman, co-founder and executive director of the Berkeley-based, warned today that the
Supreme Court's decision (Citizens United v FEC) will turn a preexisting river of campaign cash into a flood. Newman should know. His non-partisan non-profit connects the dots between campaign cash and votes. But as Newman points out in a statement (that's posted in full, below) all is not lost: The California Fair Elections Act is on the June ballot, and support is building in Congress for the Fair Elections Now Act. So, according to Newman, the political weather forecast could be summed up, as, expect flooding, but vote often to avert a complete swamp.

Continue reading to see Newman's statement, in full: