Why Free Speech Is At Risk For 1 Million Americans
Fun fact: There are roughly 512,000 state and local elected officials in America.
If you assume, between primary and general elections, each has an average of one opposing candidate, we’re talking roughly one million Americans who care enough about their communities and our country to participate in political life.
And as a “thank you,” our federal campaign finance law limits their First Amendment right of free speech in the political process.
You see, each and every one of these Americans is denied the same political rights afforded to you and me — not to mention rich and powerful political elites — the right to directly participate in independent expenditures (IEs) for federal candidates.
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