Corporations can effectively spend as much as they want in elections. It is no surprise that politics are played out between Big Business and government. So what about the American voter? Michealene Risley believes it is time for elections to be publicly funded. Support Michealene Risley in her presidential bid to see true reform in the White House.
We deserve a country where our elected officials are not bought and paid for by Big Business. But the Supreme Court decision in the case Citizens United vs. FEC overturned over a century of precedent and opened the floodgates for unlimited amounts of corporate money to flow into our political system. Politicans usually retire to the board of a lobbying firm, where they are compensated by huge salaries and where they can flex their influence with their previous coworkers to sway legislation in their favor.
So in a government that is in Big Business' pocket, does the American voter stand a chance to make a difference? Yes, we do. Support Michealene Risley bid for the presidency on Americans Elect.
Americans Elect is the first ever national online primary. This fall when you go to vote, there will be three candidates on the ballot -- a Republican, a Democrat, and an Americans Elect candidate, nominated directly by you, the American people. The process is open to any registered voter, regardless of where you live or which party you belong to.
Michealene Risley is one of the top five primary candidates on Americans Elect -- and the only woman. She wants voters' voices to matter in their government. Support her bid for the presidency on Americans Elect.