Letter: Walking against big money

Last modified: 6/12/2014 8:49:06 AM
Unconscionably large campaign donations, direct and indirect, from well-heeled special interests are thwarting our democracy.

To survive in office, elected officials must depend on big money from the few who have plenty of it. Their dependence on an infinitesimal but super-affluent minority forces them to block or blunt critically needed legislation addressing critical issues – often contrary to the demonstrated desires of a large majority.

If you agree that the power of big campaign money needs to be thwarted, you can show it by joining the New Hampshire Rebellion, a grassroots movement to blunt the influence of wealthy, powerful interests on the legislative process.

The next big public event is July 5, when people from around the state and beyond will walk the New Hampshire coastline, or any part of it, to express outrage at what big campaign money has done to democracy in America. Let’s get a big group from greater Concord to go to the beach and walk that day. See NHRebellion.org for details.

DAVID CANFIELD

Concord




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