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Washington, DC – The NAACP released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission that struck down limits in federal law on the overall campaign contributions the biggest individual donors may make to candidates, political parties and political action committees.

From NAACP Interim President & CEO Lorraine C. Miller:

“This decision allows the wealthy and powerful to buy our democracy wholesale,” stated Lorraine C. Miller, NAACP Interim President and CEO. “Buying a democracy is the second prong of a two-pronged attack on voter participation.  First, powerful and wealthy donors seek to buy as many politicians as they can though enormous contributions.  Then the politicians bankrolled by the donors advance legislation that will suppress the votes of people who might object.  We must have commonsense rules for money in politics to protect the voices of ordinary citizens from being silenced by the stranglehold of big money.”

From NAACP Senior Advisor to the President & CEO and Senior Director for Voting Rights Jotaka Eaddy:

“Today, the Supreme Court has done the American people and our democracy a tremendous disservice by further opening the floodgates of big money into our elections,” said Jotaka Eaddy, NAACP Senior Advisor to the President & CEO and Senior Director for Voting Rights. “This ruling gives millionaires and billionaires a tighter grip of influence on our election process, silencing more and more ordinary Americans at the ballot box.  This fight is not over. Those who value democracy will continue to combat the oversized influence of money in politics.”

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