FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 12, 2012
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AS ROMNEY TALKS ABOUT “CURRENCY WARS” PROTESTORS DISRUPT and DEMAND MONEY OUT OF POLITICS (Fairfax, VA)
Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney held an outdoor rally on September 13, 2012 in Fairfax, VA. As he reached the point in his stump speech about “currency wars” with China, a handful of Take the Money Out of Politics activists pulled out signs that read “Count Votes, Not Money” #takethemoneyout. The 2 activists were evicted by the police. Romney supporters continued the protest by interrupting his speech to scream, “USA, USA.”
“What the American public needs to realize is that this isn’t just about donations to pay for campaign ads. Corporate money drives the policy agenda of both parties. The Republicans are now fighting against full funding for their own project-PEPFAR-created by President George W. Bush because of the pharmaceutical industries financial support. Both parties need money out of politics to truly represent the American people,” said Luc Messac a member of ACT UP Philadelphia.
Two weeks ago, President Barack Obama committed publicly during an online forum hosted by Reddit that he would support a constitutional amendment to roll back unlimited corporate campaign contributions. Elected officials at last week’s Democratic National Convention echoed this call.
Both candidates have rejected federal funding in order to exceed mandated federal limits.
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