Iowans, Americans Must Stand Against Big-Money Politics
• Jan 23, 2015
The Des Moines Register By: John Sarbanes and Dave Loebsack
Five years after the Supreme Court's landmark Citizens United ruling, the corrosive influence of big-money on our politics and government has metastasized, leaving most citizens deeply cynical about the state of American democracy.
Last November, amid the most expensive midterm elections in history, we experienced the lowest voter turnout since the Second World War. While there's no definitive link between record spending in elections and low voter turnout, it is easy to see how they are related.