Election Should Not Be Decided By Corporations ww

All democratically-minded Americans agree that the 2012 election should be decided by voters, not corporations.  But thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the people’s voices are being drowned out by ads paid for by anonymous super PACs. We need to fight back before we lose what’s left of our democracy. 

The Attorney General of Montana, Steve Bullock, has recently filed a lawsuit with the Montana Supreme Court to enforce common sense campaign finance laws, and he won. He wants to continue his fight before the U.S. Supreme Court. It’s time for the 50 state attorneys general, especially California Attorney General Kamala Harris, to oppose the Supreme Court’s decision. Throughout our nation’s history, citizens have joined together to pass reform and prevent corruption.  It’s our time to stand up and be counted. We must prevent our country’s government from being bought and sold to the highest bidder.

—Milton Saier

Professor, Department of Molecular Biology