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PUT VOTERS FIRST AT THE NATIONAL PARTY CONVENTIONS

UPDATE: Crash the Parties!

Every four years, corporations and other major donors exploit a loophole in campaign finance law and give millions to sponsor the national party conventions. During the conventions, they throw lavish parties for our representatives in Congress, making sure their interests are heard loud and clear.

They don’t do this for nothing. In return for mega-donations, host committees for both parties offer corporations and other donors prime advertising space at the convention and exclusive access to influential politicians. The greater the contribution, the greater the advertising and access opportunities.

Elected officials are supposed to represent us, the people whose votes they depend on. We should be the ones talking to them at the 2008 conventions. Our voices are the ones they should hear loud and clear. We can make ourselves heard now by sending a clear message: members of Congress should put voters first, not big donors.

Don’t let big money interests drown out voters at the conventions. Tell your representatives to honor our campaign finance and ethics laws and stay away from parties funded by big corporations. Watch our video on YouTube and Take Action Now!

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