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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

Pocan Statement on the Sixth Anniversary of Citizens United

Jan 21, 2016
Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement on the sixth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC.

It has been six years since the Supreme Court opened the campaign spending floodgates, which gave corporate money unlimited influence over our elections,” said Rep. Pocan. “Since then, roughly half-a-billion dollars have been spent on our elections from secret sources.”                                                                              

“Corporations are not people and elections should never be bought,” Rep. Pocan continued. "Overturning Citizens United is just the first step to ensuring that big-money special interests do not drown out the will of the American people. We also need to restore voting rights, increase transparency in our campaign finance system, and promote nonpartisan redistricting. It’s time we prove once and for all that our democracy is not for sale to the highest bidder.”

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