Friday, September 17, 2004

Let's Deep Six the 527 Loophole
We've been telling you a lot about the problems of big money in politics. Now, we're giving you a chance to do something about it.

You've probably heard the “Swift Boat Veterans for Truth” say John Kerry doesn’t deserve all of his Vietnam War medals. Now “Texans for Truth” say that George Bush didn’t fulfill his National Guard service requirements. 

The rest of us say: “Enough already! We’re sick and tired of big money funding divisive attacks.”

No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, you are likely disgusted with the negative ads being paid for by big money players to attack George W. Bush and John Kerry. If you’re a Republican, you’ve seen liberal groups spend millions of dollars to attack the President -- money that he says was raised illegally. If you’re a Democrat, you’ve seen ads sponsored by 527s take John Kerry down several points in the polls. If you’re a fair-minded independent, you’re fed up with big money on both sides and wish the race would get back to the real issues of the day.

President Bush has joined John McCain in calling for an end to the current evasions of campaign finance law being done by these electioneering groups. John Kerry says he sponsored legislation in congress that would have closed the 527 loophole. 

That’s a good start, but the rest of us aren’t waiting around hoping that whoever wins will really clean up the system. We’re calling on Congress and the Federal Elections Commission to close the 527 loophole and make the fat cat donors play by the same rules that candidates, political parties, and political action committees live by.

Visit our website to sign our petition to DEEP SIX THE 527 LOOPHOLE. Then, forward this on to your friends to help us get the word out.

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