NY LEAD Member Morris Pearl Defends H.R. 1 (Op-Ed)

Patriotic Millionaires chair and NY LEAD member Morris Pearl penned an op-ed in defense of H.R. 1, the House Majority’s pro-democracy reform bill, in response to a piece by Senator Mitch McConnell in the Washington Post opposing the legislation. Pearl took aim at McConnell’s apparent fear of public financing’s potential to amplify the voices of small donors in the wake of big spending by corporations and billionaires.  Our democracy, Pearl notes, “is in a dire condition,” and the 2018 elections showed that “monied interests had enormous sway.”  Pearl urges a vote on H.R. 1 in the Senate to bring to light whether our elected officials are willing to fight for the integrity of American democracy.

Source: The Trentonian

Date: January 25, 2019

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