I just received an email from Bernie Sanders’ campaign manager about the DNC’s recent move to reverse Barack Obama’s ban on contributions to the Democratic National Committee from lobbyists.
Bernie thinks that’s an unfortunate step backward. Read his email below and sign the petition if you agree.
Eight years ago, then-Senator Barack Obama took the noble step of banning contributions to the Democratic National Committee from lobbyists.
He said, “They will not fund my party. They will not run our White House. And they will not drown out the voice of the American people when I’m president of the United States of America.”
This week, the DNC reversed that ban and will again get large contributions from these interests. Bernie thinks that’s an unfortunate step backward. Sign our petition if you agree:
One of the many messages our campaign has effectively sent to the political establishment of this country is that the American people have had ENOUGH of the billionaire class buying elections.
Poll after poll tells us that citizens no longer have confidence in our political institutions. If we are to restore a vibrant democracy in this country, it is long past time to break the link between money and special interest favors in politics, and you can believe that’s just what Bernie Sanders will do as president.
In 2008 and 2012, Democrats won with President Obama’s ban on lobbyist money in place. We can do the same in 2016, and the DNC should continue to follow the president’s leadership and keep the ban in place.
Sign our petition if you agree:
Our campaign does not rely on the support of the nation’s financial elite. Our campaign is funded by almost 4 million individual contributions averaging less than $30 a piece.
It’s one of the reasons we are doing so well to this point.