From: Team Udall.
To: David Mcdonald.
Special interest cash has been inundating our democracy since Citizens United.
And now it’s infected President Trump’s Cabinet.
Todd Ricketts, a leader of the pro-Trump Super PAC Furture45 and its dark money counterpart the 45Committee, is President Trump’s pick for Deputy Secretary of Commerce. These two groups have spent upwards of $1.7 million running ads to support Trump’s Cabinet nominees.
President Trump campaigned on a promise to rid Washington of insiders who raise secret cash to influence policy makers. Instead he's installing some of the biggest donors and influencers in his Cabinet. Groups like the 45Committee are eroding our democracy from the inside out. It's never been more clear that we need common-sense campaign finance reforms.
Tom’s constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United will cut off special interest cash in our democracy. We need to begin repairing the damage.
A child needs so much from us to grow up strong. She needs a healthy diet with lots of vitamins and minerals. She needs fresh air, a good education and all of our love.
What she doesn’t need is arsenic or lead in her well water. Nor does she need mercury in the stream she plays in.
This should be common sense, yet Donald Trump just canceled the rule preventing coal companies from dumping waste into our streams.
The cost will be paid by children. Some will be born with terrifying birth defects. Others will face learning disabilities, or suffer from childhood cancers. Decades of research backs this up.
People’s Action is fighting back. We are in the town halls, confronting members of Congress. We are in dozens of states training new organizers to resist the radical right-wing agenda.