Progressives Oppose Campaign Finance Reform Measures 46 and 47

Over at Loaded Orygun, Carla picks up where Scott Moore left off yesterday in the Portland Mercury on why Constitutional Amendment 46 and Ballot Measure 47 are bad for Oregon Progressives.

From yesterday's Mercury:

Lefty groups like the Pacific Green Party, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and the Clackamas County Democratic Party have endorsed FairElections Oregon. At the same time, it's being opposed by groups like Oregon League of Conservation Voters, the AFL-CIO, Planned Parenthood, and Basic Rights Oregon.

And from Loaded Orygun:

Campaign finance reform is a serious issue and needs to be addressed. But this mess isn't going to do it. Its only going to create a vacuum to be filled by the in and out of state wealthy who will be catered to by politicians in order to get campaign money.

Read the rest and discuss at Loaded Orygun.


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